Methods for Assessing Children's Syntax
- List Price: $34.00
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Mit Pr
- Publish date: 10/01/1998
The study of child language and, in particular, child syntax is a growing area of linguistic research, yet methodological issues often take a backseat to the findings and conclusions of specific studies. This book is designed in part as a handbook to assist in the choice and use of methods for investigating children's grammar. In addition to the selection of methods, there are also pointers for designing and conducting experimental studies and for evaluating research.
Methods for Assessing Children's Syntax combines the best features of approaches developed in experimental psychology and linguistics that ground the study of language within the study of human cognition. The first three parts focus on specific methods, divided according to the type of data collected. Chapters in the fourth part take up general methodological considerations that arise regardless of which method is used. All of the methods described can be modified to meet the requirements of a specific study.