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ERIC Number: EJ866207
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
The Prosaics of Figurative Language in Preschool: Some Observations and Suggestions for Research
Pramling, Niklas; Samuelsson, Ingrid Pramling
Early Child Development and Care, v179 n3 p329-338 Apr 2009
In a significant book, Cameron suggested that we study metaphor as "prosaics" (i.e. as a feature of mundane talk). In this article, by means of a few brief examples, we point to instances of such talk in the setting of preschool. We also discuss some opportunities for learning that such talk could offer children, and what the implications for the development of children's thinking and communication might be. In addition, a few research questions for the study of children and figurative language are proposed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden