The volume begins with a review of the methods of modern language acquisition research, and then presents the basic stages in the acquisition of phonological, lexical, grammatical, and pragmatic skills. Following a detailed overview of the stages of language acquisition, various explanatory models are presented. The volume also contains chapters addressing multilingualism in children and speech development disorders.
Comprehensive discussion of German language acquisition
Incorporates the newest research
Numerous case studies
Extra chapters on multilingualism and speech development disorders