Lust, B. and Foley, C. (Eds.). (2004). Language Acquisition: The Essential Readings. Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell. http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/book.asp?ref=0631232540.

Language Acquisition: The Essential Readings is a collection of pioneering classics that provide a framework for understanding current work in each of the basic areas of language acquisition: morphology, phonology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics.

Collects classic works that provide the foundation for current research in the field of first language acquisition. Includes selections from Noam Chomsky, Jean Piaget, Eric Lenneberg and Roman Jakobson, as well as others who contributed groundbreaking discoveries, insights, concepts, and methods. Presents framework for understanding current work in each of the basic areas of language acquisition: morphology, phonology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Provides valuable resource for students and scholars of language acquisition, cognitive development, and cognitive science.