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AN INTRODUCTION TO CHILD LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT. SusanH. Foster-Cohen. London: Longman, 1999. Pp. xv + 232. £13.99 paper.

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  25 September 2001

Usha Lakshmanan
Affiliation:
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Abstract

This book is an excellent introduction to the field of child language development. It demonstrates the need for both a theory of language development and reliable speech and comprehension data in child language research. As Foster-Cohen states in the preface to the book, the adoption of only a single approach, as opposed to a combination of different approaches, is unlikely to lead to a productive understanding of child language acquisition. The book successfully adopts the perspectives of both the empiricist and the rationalist traditions in its treatment of key issues.

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