|Departmental Web-based Courses
in Language Acquisition,
Periods of Study and Stages; Cognition and Language Development; Can Chimps Learn Human Language?; Phonological and Lexical Development; The Development of Meaning and the Capacity to Learn; The Development of Grammatical Knowledge; Language in Context: Socio-Pragmatic Development; Second-Language Acquisition.
Child Language Data Exchange System
"The CHILDES system provides tools for studying conversational interactions. These tools include a database of transcripts, programs for computer analysis of transcripts, methods for linguistic coding, and system for linking transcripts to digitized audio and video."
To use the database and analysis system you must become a member (see "Ground rules"). However, from this website you can access the Language Acquisition Bibliography, see illustrations of data-based concepts in language acquisition theory, and link to other Child Language sites.
A magazine article giving a basic, up-to-date overview of many issues in early child language, especially infant speech perception.
or More Languages in Early Childhood
Some General Points and Practical Recommendations," by Annick De Houwer, a researcher in child bilingualism. Written for a general audience, so not hard to read (and short, too).
IACD Course ENGLISH / CHINESE
English Department, Fu