How Language Comes to Children: From Birth to Two Years
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Some say that children should be seen and not heard, but it turns out that might not be for the best. Bénédicte de Boysson-Bardies, director of research in the Experimental Psychology Laboratory at the Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris, goes beyond folk wisdom to tell the real story in How Language Comes to Children. Her 20 years of experience conducting research on young children's language acquisition shine through on each page, as her writing (and Malcolm DeBevoise's expert translation) perfectly captures the essence of the data and why it should be important to caretakers.