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By: Cecilia M. Shore

In: Individual Differences in Language Development

Chapter 5: Conclusions and Future Directions

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Conclusions and Future Directions
Conclusions and future directions

In this chapter, I attempt to find out where we are and where we are going in our journey toward understanding individual differences in language development and their implications for how children acquire language. I first describe the present position, summarizing the complex research findings reviewed so far. I also make an agenda for future explorations. Some of those roads not yet traveled relate to some current trends in developmental theory and how they might apply to individual differences in language development. Finally, I consider how individual differences might deepen our understanding of language development.

Where are We?

If this book were a novel, it would be a long and complicated story, with multiple characters and a plot full of ...

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