PRACTICE GUIDE: COMMUNICATION & LANGUAGE

A six-part series from the team at the University of Liverpool and ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD).

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Learning & Development: Communication & Language - Up to speed

A 'language-rich' environment both at home and in the nursery is vital if a child is to progress easily through the many stages of early speech development. In the first of a series on communication...

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Learning & Development: Communication & Language - Play with words

Sharing stories and rhymes with children right from the earliest years will help them develop vital communication skills. Judith Stevens explores the opportunities...

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Learning & Development: Communication & Language - Word for word

How well children learn words is influenced by many things, including the environment and the manner in which adults speak to them. Communication experts Dr Rebecca...

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Learning & Development: Communication & Language - A formal occasion

On entering Reception, children are exposed to the world of 'formal' language. In the third part of our series on communication, Dr Anna Theakston explains what...

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Learning & Development: Communication & Language - Confused?

What is it like growing up with two languages, and how does it affect development? Ludovica Serratrice and Samantha Durrant address some common misunderstandings...

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Learning & Development: Communication & Language - Dog eats man

Different language rules and cultural attitudes to how children learn provide some valuable insights for practitioners working with bilingual children. Professor...

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Learning & Development: Communication & Language - My Mistake

When learning a language, children often say things that don’t sound quite right. In the last article in this series, Professor Julian Pine explains why ‘clever...