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ERIC Number: EJ611827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0256-8543
Hyperbole and Humor in Children's Language Play.
Varga, Donna
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, v14 n2 p142-51 Spr-Sum 2000
Examined processes by which 4- and 5-year-olds initiate, organize, and maintain language play interactions. Found that as children voice incongruities of greater proportion, the emotional climate of play is heightened and ingenious verbal representations are provoked. Identified developmental features of hyperbolic language play. Contextualized language play within the broader context of children's social play interactions. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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