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ERIC Number: EJ589267
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0163-853X
Parents' Use of Nonliteral Language with Preschool Children.
Sell, Marie A.; Kruez, Roger J.; Coppenrath, Lori
Discourse Processes, v23 n2 p99-118 1997
Analyzes parents' use of indirect requests and other types of figurative language (metaphor and idiom) addressed to their children. Finds that indirect requests occurred most frequently but that parents also used other nonliteral forms as well. Shows that parents were using the range of nonliteral forms primarily to achieve the single goal of maintaining their children's participation in the interaction. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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