ERIC Number: ED207353
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
What's What with Questions. Exploring Functional Language. Participant's Manual.
Kovac, Ceil; Cahir, Stephen R.
This series, designed for use in inservice teacher workshops, addresses the question, "How do children and teachers use language to get things done?" The transcribed classroom discourse presented and discussed in each volume illustrates functional language in a real context based on the videotaping of undoctored classroom events from kindergarten and grades 1 to 3. Each manual contains workshop exercises to be used with the videotape, describes the theoretical framework from which the work stems, and includes verbal transcripts of the language used in the tapes. The present volume explores the use of question-asking strategies in the classroom. Functions of questions beyond merely obtaining information are dealt with. Children are shown to have a variety of ways of using questions. It is suggested that educators can make use of knowledge of this variety for preservice and inservice training. The videotape depicts several child-child interactions that involve a number of questions. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Child Language, Classroom Communication, Discourse Analysis, Inservice Teacher Education, Postsecondary Education, Primary Education, Protocol Materials, Videotape Recordings
Center for Applied Linguistics, 3520 Prospect Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20007 ($3.50 for participant's edition, $4.00 for instructor's edition; videotapes also available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.