A comprehensive, contemporary, reader-friendly view of speech and language development from childhood to adulthood With its primary focus on language development, Born to Talk: An Introduction to Speech and Language Development encompasses new and exciting contributions to the information about human language acquisition. It keeps readers informed of the complex array of topics that provide the foundation for human communication and its development from birth through young adulthood. Featuring nine chapters that can easily be covered in a typical 15-week semester, Born to Talk ties together all aspects of language development in an easy-to-read and easy-to-teach manner. The 7th Edition includes a new chapter and appendices on language sampling, making it particularly useful for students and practitioners in speech-language pathology. Invigorate learning with the Enhanced Pearson eText The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content with embedded videos to illustrate key concepts, interactive application exercises, and quizzes to help students assess their proficiency. NOTE: You are purchasing an access card only. Before purchasing, check with your instructor to confirm the correct ISBN. Several versions of the Enhanced Pearson eText may exist for each title, and registrations are not transferable. To register for and use the Enhanced Pearson eText, you may also need a Course ID, which your instructor will provide. If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for the Enhanced Pearson eText may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase.