ERIC Number: EJ546024
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Metaphor, Play, and Drama: The Role of the Symbolic in the Development of Sociolinguistic Competence.
Current Issues in Language and Society, v3 n1 p82-90 1996
Explores the interrelationships between metaphor, play, and drama, and the roles they play in the development of sociolinguistic competence. Focuses on the role of symbolic play in the development of metaphor and on the importance of metaphor in discourse. Also examines the nature of autism, a condition marked by an absence of both symbolic play and metaphor. (38 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.