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Introduction

Introduction  

Usha Goswami

in Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2014
Published Online: 
Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780967
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199646593.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199646593
Introduction Very Short Introduction will summarize recent research on cognitive development and social/emotional development, focusing largely on the years 0–10. Cognitive development covers how children think, learn, and reason. Social/emotional development covers how children develop relationships, a sense of self, and the ability to control their emotions. Social and emotional well-being are intrinsically connected to cognitive growth. A child who is happy and secure in their family, peer group, and larger social environment is well placed to fulfil their cognitive potential. Children who are growing up in environments that make them anxious or fearful will find it more difficult
4. Protecting language

4. Protecting language  

John Edwards

in Sociolinguistics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365920
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199858613.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199858613
4. Protecting language
5. Languages great and small

5. Languages great and small  

John Edwards

in Sociolinguistics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365920
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199858613.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199858613
5. Languages great and small
Multilingualism: A Very Short Introduction

Multilingualism: A Very Short Introduction  

John C. Maher

Print Publication Year: 
May 2017
Published Online: 
May 2017
eISBN: 
9780191792465
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198724995.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198724995
A Very Short Introduction
3. Language in time and space

3. Language in time and space  

P. H. Matthews

in Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775321
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801487.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192801487
3. Language in time and space
Learning: A Very Short Introduction

Learning: A Very Short Introduction  

Mark Haselgrove

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2016
Published Online: 
Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780191785412
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688364.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199688364
A Very Short Introduction
Hermeneutics: A Very Short Introduction

Hermeneutics: A Very Short Introduction  

Jens Zimmermann

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2015
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Oct 2015
eISBN: 
9780191781582
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199685356.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199685356
A Very Short Introduction
Translation: A Very Short Introduction

Translation: A Very Short Introduction  

Matthew Reynolds

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2016
Published Online: 
Oct 2016
eISBN: 
9780191780622
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198712114.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198712114
A Very Short Introduction
Languages: A Very Short Introduction

Languages: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Anderson

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778018
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590599.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199590599
A Very Short Introduction
1. Introduction: dimensions of linguistic diversity

1. Introduction: dimensions of linguistic diversity  

Stephen R. Anderson

in Languages: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778018
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590599.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199590599
1. Introduction: dimensions of linguistic diversity The object of inquiry in linguistics is human language, and in particular, the extent and limits of diversity in the world’s languages. It might be supposed, therefore, that linguists would have a clear and reasonably precise notion of how many languages there are in the world. As we explore various ways of approaching this question in the course of the present book, though, we will find that there is no such definite count – or at least, no such count that has any status as a scientific finding of modern linguistics. The reason for

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