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Berman, Ruth Aronson

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Works: 31 works in 100 publications in 2 languages and 2,653 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Creator
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Most widely held works about Ruth Aronson Berman
 
Most widely held works by Ruth Aronson Berman
Language development across childhood and adolescence by Ruth Aronson Berman( )

23 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together work by scholars with backgrounds in linguistics, psycholinguistics, developmental psychology, education, and language pathology. As such, the book adds psycholinguistic and crosslinguistic perspectives to the clinical and classroom approaches that have dominated the study of "later language development". Incorporating insights from prior language acquisition research, it goes beyond preschool age to consider both isolated utterances and extended discourse, conversational interactions and monologic text construction, and both written and spoken language use from ear
Perspectives on language and language development : essays in honor of Ruth A. Berman by Dorit Diskin Ravid( )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Perspectives on Language and Language Development brings together new perspectives on language, discourse and language development in 31 chapters by leading scholars from several countries with diverging backgrounds and disciplines. It is a comprehensive overview of language as a rich multifaceted system, inspired by the lifework of Ruth A. Berman. Edited by Dorit Ravid and Hava Bat-Zeev Shyldkrot, the book offers state-of-the-art portrayals of linguistic and psycholinguistic phenomena with new insights on the interrelations of language structure, discourse theory, and the development of language and literacy." "Linguists, psycholinguists, discourse scholars, cognitive psychologists, language teachers, education experts, and clinicians working in the field of language and discourse will find this book extremely useful both as a textbook and as a source of information."--Jacket
Relating events in narrative( Book )

in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relating Events in Narrative, Volume 2: Typological and Contextual Perspectives edited by Sven Strömqvist and Ludo Verhoeven, is the much anticipated follow-up volume to Ruth Berman and Dan Slobin's successful ""frog-story studies"" book, Relating Events in Narrative: A Crosslinguistic Developmental Study (1994). Working closely with Ruth Berman and Dan Slobin, the new editors have brought together a wide range of scholars who, inspired by the 1994 book, have all used Mercer Mayer's Frog, Where Are You? as a basis for their research. The new book, which is divided into two parts, features a
Relating events in narrative : a crosslinguistic developmental study by Ruth Aronson Berman( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume represents the culmination of an extensive research project that studied the development of linguistic form/function relations in narrative discourse. It is unique in the extent of data which it analyzes--more than 250 texts from children and adults speaking five different languages--and in its crosslinguistic, typological focus. It is the first book to address the issue of how the structural properties and rhetorical preferences of different native languages--English, German, Spanish, Hebrew, and Turkish--impinge on narrative abilities across different phases of development
Modern Hebrew structure by Ruth Aronson Berman( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lexical decomposition and lexical unity in the expression of derived verbal categories in modern Hebrew by Ruth Aronson Berman( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relating events in narrative by Sven Strömqvist( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A crosslinguistic developmental study( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relating events in narrative : a crosslinguistics developmental study by Ruth Aronson Berman( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English for speakers of Hebrew : a series of texts for the teaching of English as a foreign language in Israel : intermediate level by Universiṭat Tel-Aviv( Book )

5 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English by television : intermediate level : stage two : more about English( Book )

3 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cross-linguistic perspectives on the development of text-production abilities in speech and writing( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acquisition and development of Hebrew : from infancy to adolescence by Ruth Aronson Berman( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The volume addresses developing knowledge and use of Hebrew from the dual perspective of typologically specific factors and of shared cross-linguistic trends, aimed at providing an overview of acquisition in a single language from infancy to adolescence while also shedding light on key issues in the field as a whole. Essentially non-partisan in approach, the collection includes distinct approaches to language and language acquisition (formal-universalist, pragmatic-usage based, cognitive-constructivist) and deals with a range of topics not often addressed within a single volume (phonological perception and production, inflectional and derivational morphology, simple-clause structure and complex syntax, early and later literacy, writing systems), with data deriving from varied research methodologies (interactive conversations and extended discourse, adult input and child output, longitudinal and cross-sectional corpora, structured elicitations). Each chapter provides background information on Hebrew-specific facets of the topic of concern, but typically avoids ethno-centricity by relating to more general issues in the domain. The book should thus prove interesting and instructive for linguists, psychologists, and educators, and for members of the child language research community both within and beyond the confines of Hebrew-language expertise"--
Cross-linguistic perspectives on the development of text-production abilities in speech and writing (part 1)( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children's Regularizations of Plural Forms by Ruth Aronson Berman( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study investigates plural noun forms in Modern Hebrew to show that the pattern of regularization differs for specific words, rather than for classes of words. Early regularization, in which the children add a plural suffix with no stem change, applies unconditionally. Subsequently, the pattern changes and while some words are still regularized by six year olds, others are given the correct plural form by grade-school age children. Other words continue to deviate from the norms of classical Hebrew, even in the speech of educated adults. A test was administered to 48 native Hebrew speakers of high socio-economic status, 12 each at the ages of three, six, and twelve, and non language-major college students. The 20 items tested plural formation for two classes of feminine nouns and two classes of masculine nouns. Results reveal the complex interaction between formal linguistic knowledge and incidental knowledge due to familiarity of specific forms in language usage and in formulaic contexts. Both kinds of knowledge are developmentally determined, yet some historically deviant forms have entered standard usage. What constitutes an error may need to be evaluated differentially with respect to the language of young children compared with that of older speakers. (Author/JK)
The re-emergence of a bilingual : a case study of a Hebrew-English speaking child by Ruth Aronson Berman( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Re-Emergence of a Bilingual A Case Study of a Hebrew-English Speaking Child. Working Papers on Bilingualism, No. 19 by Ruth Aronson Berman( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insight into processes involved in child bilingualism is provided by this account of the "primary language acquisition" (in the sense of Lamendella, 1977) of two languages, English and Hebrew, by a 4 1/2 year old subject. The child's re-entry into her first language, Hebrew, after a year spent in an all-English environment, is traced. Of central concern to the discussion are the transitions between Stage I (understanding Hebrew and English but speaking only Hebrew), Stage II (all-English) and her emergence as a full bilingual after her return to the United States. This development is traced in terms of processes such as language-mixing and code-switching, with specific attention to the developmental errors in the subject's Hebrew. These errors are accompanied by increasing evidence of systematic transfer of syntactic patterns from Hebrew into English usage, but not vice versa. The overall pattern of development is analysed in terms of factors of personality and social situation as well as of the cognitive and linguistic tasks faced by the child in attaining bilingual competence in her two languages. (Author/PMJ)
Children's Knowledge of Verb-Structure Data from Hebrew by Ruth Aronson Berman( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The acquisition of morpheme-structure constraints by children is discussed. The focus is a subset of verbs in modern Hebrew and the language-specific knowledge that children acquire of what constitutes a possible verb in their language, from the point of view of both internal form and of categorical appropriateness for naming a certain semantic content or transitive relation. The application of two complementary processes, root extraction and pattern assignment, by 60 Hebrew-speaking children and 12 adults was studied. Subjects were asked to interpret and produce innovative verbs based on familiar nouns and adjectives. The three main findings include the following: (1) children can perform root extraction from as young as age three, and do better at identifying consonantal roots when they are presented with novel verbs for comprehension than in producing novel verbs by extracting roots from nouns or adjectives they know; (2) when children produce new verbs, their innovations conform closely to the grammatical structure of the standard morphological patterns used for constructing verbs in Hebrew; and (3) all child subjects, aged 3-9, overwhelmingly favor the verb pattern preferred for denominal verb-formation in current Hebrew, even though other patterns are equally available in the established lexicon and in the children's own speech. (MSE)
The Acquisition of Agent and Instrument Noun Forms in Hebrew by Ruth Aronson Berman( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of devices used to coin agent and instrument nouns in Hebrew was investigated among 60 children aged 3, 4, 5, 7, and 11. The prevalent word-formation device in Hebrew is the triconsonantal root combined with vowel patterns. Other available devices include suffixation, conversion, and compounding. Questions designed to elicit innovative nouns were posed to the subjects. It was found that different word-formation devices were preferred at different ages, with suffixation preferred by most subjects beyond the age of 4. The results are compared with those of a similar study of English-speaking children in order to distinguish language-specific from universal response patterns. For example, the low incidence of compounding by Hebrew-speaking children is attributable to its lack of utility in Hebrew. The more varied set of devices available to Hebrew speakers for coining nouns makes the task of acquisition more complex and prolonged than for English speakers. Children in both studies were able to coin agent nouns before instruments, relied on fewer devices for coining agent nouns, and used suffixation as the preferred device. (Rw)
Jewish education in South Africa : a report by Zvi Adar( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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