3. Oral Language

  1. Melissa Lee Farrall

Published Online: 27 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118092668.ch3

Reading Assessment: Linking Language, Literacy, and Cognition

Reading Assessment: Linking Language, Literacy, and Cognition

How to Cite

Farrall, M. L. (2012) Oral Language, in Reading Assessment: Linking Language, Literacy, and Cognition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118092668.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JUN 2012
  2. Published Print: 21 MAY 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470873939

Online ISBN: 9781118092668

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • linguistics;
  • structure of language;
  • language acquisition;
  • language development;
  • social interactionism;
  • critical periods;
  • stages of language development;
  • babbling;
  • holophrastic stage;
  • syntax;
  • mean length of utterance;
  • morphology;
  • preschool language;
  • pragmatics;
  • classroom language;
  • communication disorders;
  • special education

Summary

Chapter Three presents an overview of the structure of language and language acquisition that begins with a review of terminology related to the field of linguistics. Social interactionism is discussed within the context of the research on the environmental and genetic foundations of language. The stages of language development are reviewed with particular attention to the respective roles of morphology, syntax, and pragmatics. Roger Brown's research on sentence structure and Jean Berko's work on morphology are explained. The stages end with a discussion of scholastic language, communication disorders, and special education identification.