ERIC Number: ED265555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
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Play, Language, and Stories: The Development of Children's Literate Behavior.
Galda, Lee, Ed.; Pellegrini, Anthony D., Ed.
The question of the relationship between children's play and more formal, literate uses of language is explored in the 9 studies described in this volume. Chapter titles and authors are as follows: (1) "The Influence of Discourse Content and Context on Preschoolers' Use of Language" (Lucia A. French, Joan Lucariello, Susan Seidman, and Katherine Nelson); (2) "Being and Becoming: The Interface of Language and Family Role Knowledge in the Pretend Play of Young African American Girls" (Vonnie C. McLoyd, Shirley Aisha Ray, and Gwendolyn Etter-Lewis); (3) "Narratives in Preschoolers' Sociodramatic Play: The Role of Knowledge and Communicative Competence" (Jacqueline Sachs, Jane Goldman, and Christine Chaille); (4) "The Origins of Autonomous Texts in Play Boundaries" (Dennis P. Wolf and James Pusch); (5) "Relations Between Preschool Children's Symbolic Play and Literate Behavior" (Anthony D. Pellegrini); (6) "Preschool Children's Narratives: Linking Story Comprehension, Production, and Play Discourse" (Marilyn Guttman and Carl H. Frederiksen); (7) "Play Beyond Play: Its Role in Formal Informative Speech" (Mary Ann Evans); (8) "Narrative Play in Second Language Learning" (Shirley Brice Heath with Hey-Kyeong Chin); and (9) "Assessing Children's Knowledge About Book Reading" (Catherine Snow, Debra Nathan, and Rivka Perlman). Author and subject indexes are included. (EL)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Child Language, Cognitive Processes, Discourse Analysis, Early Reading, Family Role, Knowledge Level, Language Acquisition, Language Processing, Language Research, Language Skills, Language Usage, Linguistics, Parent Child Relationship, Play, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Role Playing, Second Language Learning, Social Development, Sociolinguistics, Speech Acts, Structural Analysis (Linguistics)
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