From the Back Cover
Bertha Smith Clark, Middle Tennessee State University
This is a very good introductory level book.
Robert Ackerman, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
The pedagogical features are one of the many things I really like about Born to Talk. The chapter objectives are great for giving students a mental outline before they start reading the chapter. The review questions at the end of the chapters hit on the key points and are a great study tool for students. The tables and charts supplement the text very nicely and highlight key points.
Ellen Stubbe Kester, The University of Texas at Austin
Highlights of the New Edition
- A new chapter, One Tongue – Two or More Languages, thoroughly addresses the issue of bilingualism, a topic often under represented in competing language development texts.
- Chapter 10Speech and Language Disordershas been condensed to present information on phonological, voice and fluency disorders in a basic fashion.
- Four new tables have been added to visually supplement the text (Chs. 1, 6 and 8).
- References have been updated throughout the text, insuring currency and accuracy of information.
- Substantive changes have been incorporated to the contents of many chapters to keep the text up-to-date and competitive in the speech and language development discipline (Chs. 1-6 and 8).
- Chapter 8Language Diversity: Regional, Social/Cultural, and Gender Differencesnow contains a section on Asian English, a new hot topic in language texts.
- Inclusion of information on the anatomy and physiology that supports speech, language, and hearing in human beings has been moved from the body of the book to a supportive role in the Appendix.