Language Development: An Introduction, 7/eRobert E. Owens, Jr."What I really like about the Owens text is that he goes into enough detail to make it a 'meaty' text for the serious student."Margery Whites, St. Cloud State University"The Owens Language Development text provides students with a wealth of current information."Barbara Weitzner-Lin, State University College of BuffaloNow in its seventh edition, this best-selling text addresses language variations among children, new advances in linguistics and neurology, and the importance of literacy, as well the impact of these issues on our understanding of individual development. In addition, this clearly written and comprehensive text features sections on culturally and linguistically diverse children to reflect the realities of schools in the United States. Developed within a practical framework, Language Development: An Introduction examines every aspect of syntax, morphology, semantics, phonology, and pragmatics.New features to this edition include: A new chapter (Ch. 11) on School-Age Literacy Development. Updates to the chapter on Cognitive, Perceptual, and Motor Bases of Early Language and Speech (Ch. 4) that include the latest in brain imaging information to convey links between anatomy, physiology, cognition, and language, as well as the roles these links play in the development of language abnormalities. New two color format design and larger trim for better readability. Updated Companion Website that now includes extensive audio examples of child language as well as new study guide content for student review.Owens, Robert E. is the author of 'Language Development An Introduction', published 2007 under ISBN 9780205525560 and ISBN 0205525563.