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Universal Grammar in Child Second Language Acquisition
Universal Grammar in Child Second Language AcquisitionThis book examines child second language acquisition within the Principles and Parameters theory of Universal Grammar (UG). Specifically, the book focuses on null-subjects in the developing grammars of children acquiring English as a second language. The book provides evidence from the longitudinal speech data of four child second language (L2) learners in order to test the predictions of a recent theory of null-subjects, namely, the Morphological Uniformity Principle (MUP). Lakshmanan argues that the child L2 acquisition data offer little or no evidence in support of the MUP’s predictions regarding a developmental relation between verb inflections and null-subjects.
Tags: language, second, null-subjects, child, Universal
Finding Moon

Finding MoonFinding Moon

Tony Hillerman - Finding Moon

In his quest to unravel the threads left by his brother's death in Cambodia, Thomas Reed travels to the streets of Manila and the jungles of Cambodia, where he gradually pieces together the information that will lead him to his brother's lost child.



Tags: Cambodia, brother, Finding, gradually, jungles, where, child, NEEDED
John Grisham - The Appeal (2008) [AUDIOBOOK] [UNABRIDGED]

John Grisham - The Appeal (2008) [AUDIOBOOK] [UNABRIDGED]A Mississippi jury returns a $41-million verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping carcinogenic waste into a small town's water supply. The company's ruthless billionaire CEO is thwarted and the good guys (a courageous young woman who lost her husband and child and her two lawyers who've gone half a million dollars in debt preparing her case) receives its just reward.

Reuploaded Thanks to floarea

Tags: child, lawyers, whove, husband, woman, company, dollars, preparing, million
Five Funny Critters - Hypnotic Bedtime Stories for Children

Five Funny Critters - Hypnotic Bedtime Stories for ChildrenFive Funny Critters - Hypnotic Bedtime Stories for Children

The next best thing to reading one-on-one with your child, Five Funny Critters will soothingly help your child learn valuable life skills through the power of story. Dr. John Dyckman's engaging style combined with his original music creates a series that is sure to be listened to over and over again.
Your child will benefit by learning new age-appropriate skills. And you will benefit because your child is sure to relax and fall asleep!!!


Tags: Critters, child, Funny, story, power, benefit, skills
Practice makes perfect: Exploring Grammar
Practice makes perfect: Exploring GrammarHelpful instruction and plenty of practice for your child to understand the basics of grammar and vocabulary

Understanding grammar is essential for your child to speak and write with competence and clarity. Practice Makes Perfect: Exploring Grammar gives your child bite-sized explanations of grammar and vocabulary, with engaging exercises that keep her or him motivated and excited to learn. They can practice the grammar skills that are challenging, polish skills they’ve mastered, and stretch themselves to explore skills they have not yet attempted. This title features 170 activities (plus answer key) that increase in difficulty as your child proceeds through the book.


Tags: child, grammar, skills, Exploring, Practice
Language, Literacy, and Cognitive Development: The Development and Consequences of Symbolic Communication
Language, Literacy, and Cognitive Development: The Development and Consequences of Symbolic CommunicationLanguage, Literacy, and Cognitive Development addresses the impact of language and literacy on cognitive development.

Top researchers examine the cognitive significance of the growth in children's ability to express themselves symbolically, whether that involves communicating linguistically, mathematically, logically, or through some other symbol system expressed in speech, gesture, notations, or some other means.

The book contributes to refining and answering questions regarding the nature, origin, and development of symbolic communication in all its forms, and their consequences for the cognitive development of the younger child at home and the older child at school.

Tags: cognitive, development, Development, Language, child
The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom about Children and Parenting
The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom about Children and ParentingIn The Myth of the Spoiled Child, Alfie Kohn systematically debunks these beliefs--not only challenging erroneous factual claims but also exposing the troubling ideology that underlies them. Complaints about pushover parents and coddled kids are hardly new, he shows, and there is no evidence that either phenomenon is especially widespread today--let alone more common than in previous generations. Moreover, new research reveals that helicopter parenting is quite rare and, surprisingly, may do more good than harm when it does occur. The major threat to healthy child development, John argues, is posed by parenting that is too controlling rather than too indulgent.
Tags: parenting, about, Spoiled, Child, quite