Talking to Adults

Author: Shoshana Blum-Kulka
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135655642
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This volume provides a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the contribution of multiparty intergenerational talk in a variety of cultures to the development of children's communicative capacities. The book focuses on the complexity of the cultural and interactional contexts in which pragmatic learning occurs and re-examines certain assumptions implicit in research on language socialization to date, such as primacy of dyadic interactions in the early ages and the presupposition of a monolingual social matrix. One of the aims of the book is to demonstrate the degree of cultural diversity in paths of pragmatic development. Individual chapters present empirically grounded analyses of talk with children of all ages, in different participation structures and in a variety of cultures. In pursuing this theme the volume is meant to further enrich cross-cultural perspectives on language socialization by providing in each of its chapters an empirically grounded analysis of the development of one specific dimension of discursive skill. The nine invited chapters comprise new empirical work on the development of specific discourse dimensions. Authors have been asked also to adopt a reflexive stand on their line of research and to incorporate in the chapter a comprehensive and critical perspective on former work on the discursive dimension investigated. The discourse dimensions represented in the volume include narratives, explanations, the language of control in intergenerational and intragenerational talk, the language of humor and affect, and bilingual conversations. The volume offers a rich spectrum of cultural variety in pragmatic development, including studies of American, Greek, Japanese, Mayan, Norwegian, and Swedish children and families.

The Anthropology of Learning in Childhood

Author: David F. Lancy
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 075911322X
Format: PDF, Docs
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This first major anthropological reference book on childhood learning considers the cultural aspects of learning in childhood from the points of view of psychologists, sociologists, educators, and anthropologists.

Children s Peer Talk

Author: Asta Cekaite
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107017645
Format: PDF, ePub
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This collection offers an in-depth study of children's peer talk and its potential impact on children's learning.

Crossing Boundaries

Author: Giuseppina Marsico
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1623963966
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book brings in the focus on the borders between different contexts that need to be crossed, in the process of education. Despite the considerable efforts of various groups of researchers all over the World, it does not seem that traditional educational psychology has succeeded in illuminating the complex issues involved in the schoolfamily relationship. From a methodological perspective, there is no satisfactory explanation of the connection between representations and actual practice in educational contexts. Crossing Boundaries is an invitation to cultural psychology of educational processes to overcome the limits of existing educational psychology. Eemphasizing social locomotion and the dynamic processes, the book try to capture the ambiguous richness of the transit from one context to another, of the symbolic perspective that accompanies the dialogue between family and school, of practices regulating the interstitial space between these different social systems. How family and school fill, occupy, circulate, avoid or strategically use this space in between? What discourses and practices saturate this Border Zone and/or cross from one side to the other? Crossing Boundaries gathers contributions with the clear aim of documenting and analysing what happens at points of contact between family culture and scholastic/educational culture from the perspective of everyday life. This book is in itself an attempt to cross the border between the "theorizing on the borders" (and how “the outside world” and “the others” are perceived from a certain point of view) and “the practices" that characterize the schoolhome interaction.

The Handbook of Narrative Analysis

Author: Anna De Fina
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111845815X
Format: PDF
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Featuring contributions from leading scholars in the field, The Handbook of Narrative Analysis is the first comprehensive collection of sociolinguistic scholarship on narrative analysis to be published. The collection includes chapters that exhibit the latest advances in narrative analysis, from work on social media to small stories research, as well as essays that address topics traditionally shaped and influenced by narrative inquiry, such as researcher reflexivity, embodiment, story ownership, and chronotopic configurations. Organized thematically to provide a guide for approaching the study of narrative without prescribing a rigid framework for analysis, the Handbook strikes an ideal balance between theoretical framing and the demonstration of specific analytical approaches. Edited by two leading authorities on narrative research, and pioneers of the practice-based approach to narrative analysis, this Handbook will be an essential resource for anyone interested in better understanding the stories we tell and why we tell them.

Language Development

Author: Alejandro E. Brice
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Written by a team of speech-language pathologists with a plethora of experience in both the school and university setting, this new text for language development addresses the topic of language acquisition among monolingual and bilingual populations, teaches that all children and students develop and learn language differently and at different paces, and will stimulate readers' overall understanding of the complex nature of language development. The text covers language acquisition issues for infants, pre-school, school age, and adolescent language populations. Every chapter incorporates classroom strategies, numerous case studies, instructional strategies, and reflection questions among its features and content. Divided into three main sections: 1). Language Foundations and Development of Language; 2). Content Subject Development; and 3.) Home and School Language Programs, the text also discusses information on the different components of language including: phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics. A helpful resource for general education classroom teachers, special education teachers, speech-language pathologists, counselors, school psychologists, school administrators and parents alike, the authors prepare their readers to make a positive impact on all students' academic success and their lives.