ERIC Number: EJ836605
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Language and Social Experience in the Early Years: The Presentation of a Way of Life
Button, Stuart W.
Education 3-13, v33 n1 p13-19 Mar 2005
This article is based on the analysis of a fragment of conversation recorded in a year one classroom. It explores the ways in which young children use language to produce a meaningful world and highlights the importance of language in the presentation of social experience. It then draws upon this analysis to discuss how children learn to use language effectively and learn how to mean.
Descriptors: Language Usage, Connected Discourse, Child Language, Emergent Literacy, Social Experience, Psycholinguistics, Expressive Language
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A