NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ939269
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Communication between Early Educators and Parents Who Speak English as a Second Language: A Semantic and Pragmatic Perspective
Cheatham, Gregory A.; Ro, Yeonsun Ellie
Early Childhood Education Journal, v39 n4 p249-256 Oct 2011
In this article, we discuss communication between early educators speaking their native language and parents who speak English as a second language. Parents who may have a limited proficiency in the second language face challenges to understanding semantic and pragmatic aspects of English. Actual early childhood conference talk in which parents were speaking English as a second language will illustrate potential difficulties to listening comprehension and communication. Additionally, semantics and pragmatics will be used as a framework for recommending strategies to facilitate these parents' ability to comprehend and communicate during discussions with early educators.
Springer. 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013. Tel: 800-777-4643; Tel: 212-460-1500; Fax: 212-348-4505; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A