ERIC Number: EJ546021
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Story Voices: The Use of Reported Speech in 10-12-Year-Olds' Spontaneous Narratives.
Current Issues in Language and Society, v3 n1 p36-48 1996
Analyzes childrens' (ages 10-12) narratives to show how the stories contribute to children's ongoing construction of knowledge and identity. Argues that children's use of reported speech drives the referential and evaluative functions of their stories and that their reproduction and framing of others' and their own voices enables them to reflect on the different perspectives of a story's characters. (18 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme issue: Children Talking. Development of Pragmatic Competence.