Date: Thu, 26 Jan 1995 09:24:51 -0600 From: debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIUC.EDU Subject: Re: Textbook >Can anyone recommend a textbook for an "Introduction to Language" course for >linguistically naive masters-level early childhood students? Piedmont >College has just started offering graduate courses, and I want to jump on the >bandwagon, but I need a good textbook. I am thinking of something like >Phillip Dale's _Language Development_ or Johanna Destafano's _Language, the >Learner, and the School_, both of which are out of print. > >Bill Smith >Piedmont College >wh5mith[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Stephen Pinker's _The Language Instinct_ is now out in paper ($14). I'm going to try it for a 4 week summer course, along with Gradddol, CHeshire, and Swann, _Describing Language_. Probably too ambitious, but we'll see. Dennis -- Dennis Baron debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Department of English office: 217-333-2392 University of Illinois fax: 217-333-4321 608 South Wright Street home: 217-384-1683 Urbana, Illinois 61801