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ERIC Number: EJ774974
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0256-8543
The Language Patterns of Preschool Children in the Computer Environment
Feng, Shoudong; Benson, Tammy
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, v21 n4 p341 Sum 2007
This article describes the language patterns of eight preschool students in a computer environment. Videotaped interactions at the computer center were analyzed to examine the nature of the verbal interaction that took place among peers. Using Halliday's functional framework, the authors found that regulatory was the most popular language pattern, followed by heuristic and representational. The results of this study reveal the scope and variety of preschool children's language in the computer environment and may help early childhood educators understand how preschool children use language to interact with each other. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A