ERIC Number: EJ522935
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Gender and Mitigation in 4-Year-Olds' Pretend Play Talk with Siblings.
DeHart, Ganie B.
Research on Language and Social Interaction, v29 n1 p81-96 1996
Examines the use of gender-distinctive language in preschool sibling conversations, focusing on mitigation in directives and related forms used during pretend play. Findings indicate that gender-distinctive patterns of language use are sensitive to variations in situation and interaction partner. (19 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.