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The infinite gift : how children learn and unlearn the languages of the world

Author: Charles D Yang
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The ability to speak and respond in kind is one of the most spectacular of human achievements, and yet people learn how to talk effortlessly before they can tie their shoes. A preeminent researcher  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles D Yang
ISBN: 9780743237567 0743237560
OCLC Number: 184968657
Description: vii, 273 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: The Greatest Intellectual Feat ; Mission Improbable ; Silent Rehearsals ; Wuckoo ; Word Factory ; Colorless Green Ideas ; Twenty Questions ; The Superiority of the German Language.
Responsibility: Charles Yang.
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"Charles Yang conducts the reader skillfully on a highly instructive and quite delightful guided tour from the feats of infants that charm every parent and pose extremely difficult scientific Read more...

 
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