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Learning Through Interaction The Study of Language Development

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ISBN-10: 0521282195

ISBN-13: 9780521282192

Edition: 1981

Authors: Gordon Wells, Allayne Bridges, Peter French, Margaret MacLure, Chris Sinha

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There have been many studies of children learning to talk, but perhaps none as comprehensive - in terms of the number of children involved, the period of continuous observation and the scope of the analysis - as the Bristol Study of Language Development. This is the first full-length volume to be written by members of the research team and it is a fundamental study of language development from infancy to primary school. It synthesises the research to date and discusses some key socio- and psycholinguistic themes with reference to transcribed excerpts from spontaneous conversations recorded by the team and to experimental data. The authors' central argument is that conversation provides the…    
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Book details

List price: $59.99
Copyright year: 1981
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/12/1981
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 316
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Language as interaction
Becoming a communicator
The development of comprehension
Context, meaning and strategy in parent-child conversation
Developing linguistic strategies in young school children
A comparison of talk at home and at school
Language, literacy and education
Appendix
References
Index