ERIC Number: EJ522934
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
You Can Be the Baby Brother but You Aren't Born Yet: Preschool Girls' Negotiation for Power and Access in Pretend Play.
Research on Language and Social Interaction, v29 n1 p57-80 1996
Focuses on the discourse skills used by some white, middle-class, advantaged preschool girls to manage their disagreements. The article shows how their management of opposition is a jointly constructed achievement requiring the coordination of high levels of sociolinguistic skill to arrive at cooperative as well as self-serving, competitive or discordant ends. (52 references) (CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue: Constituting Gender through Talk in Childhood: Conversations in Parent-Child, Peer, and Sibling Relationships.