Author: Lorraine Fisher
Language development is a developmental process that commences early in life. The earliest learning is believed to begin in utero, when certain speech patterns and sounds of the mother's voice are perceived by the fetus. In children, receptive language abilities are developed before the development of their expressive or verbal language. The environment in which a child grows has a major influence on language development, as it provides the linguistic input for processing. Language development encompasses development in all the areas of phonology, grammar, semantics and pragmatics. The book aims to shed light on some of the unexplored aspects of language development. It is a compilation of chapters that discuss the most vital concepts in this field. The book is appropriate for those seeking detailed information in this area.