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Conversational Competence and Social Development - Ioanna Dimitracopoulou

Conversational Competence and Social Development

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Published: 31st August 1990
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This book provides new insight into the development of the child's ability to become a competent participant in conversation. The author combines a pragmatic analysis of the functions language can perform with an innovative and extensive empirical investigation of the development of young children's language use and sociocognitive skills. She gives a detailed description of the development of children's language between the ages of three-and-a-half and seven, broadens the scope of theorizing about language development by placing it in relation to the development of social understanding, and provides a new framework for understanding speech problems and designing ways to solve them. It is the first study to find a strong link between language, sociocognitive development, and social development. It will be welcomed by child language specialists, developmental and social psychologists, conversation and discourse analysts, and their advanced students.

"...does succeed in pointing toward important dimensions for future research." Catherine Garvey, Contemporary Psychology

List of figures
List of tables
Acknowledgments
Introducing pragmatics
Toward an elaborated model of language: speech-act theory and conversational analysis
Language use and social functioning
Methods of research
Evidence on language use
Interdependence of social cognition and communication
Implications and applications
Appendices
Notes
References
Author index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521375511
ISBN-10: 0521375517
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 31st August 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.44