Research Methods in Child Language: A Practical Guide

Research Methods in Child Language: A Practical Guide

Editor(s): Erika Hoff

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012 07:35AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781444331240

Online ISBN: 9781444344035

DOI: 10.1002/9781444344035

Series Editor(s): Li Wei

About this Book

This is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the methods researchers use to study child language, written by experienced scholars in the study of language development.

  • Presents a comprehensive survey of laboratory and naturalistic techniques used in the study of different domains of language, age ranges, and populations, and explains the questions addressed by each technique
  • Presents new research methods, such as the use of functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) to study the activity of the brain
  • Expands on more traditional research methods such as collection, transcription, and coding of speech samples that have been transformed by new hardware and software

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Studying Infants and Others Using Nonverbal Methods

  2. Part II: Assessing Language Knowledge and Processes in Children Who Talk

  3. Part III: Capturing Children's Language Experience and Language Production

    1. Chapter 14

      Studying Gesture (pages 208–225)

      Erica A. Cartmill, Özlem Ece Demir and Susan Goldin-Meadow

  4. Part IV: Studying Multiple Languages and Special Populations

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