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Children's Worlds and Children's Language

By Jenny Cook-Gumperz,William A. Corsaro,Jürgen Streeck
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Pages : 497
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Code Switching, the alternating use of two or more languages ation, has become an increasingly topical and important field of research. Now available in paperback, Code-Switching in Conversation brings together contributions from a wide variety of sociolinguistics settings in which the phenomenon is observed. It addresses not only the structure and the function, but also the ideological values of such bilingual behaviour. The contributors question many views of code switching on the empirical basis of many European and non European contexts. By bringing together linguistics, anthropological and socio-psychological research, they move towards a more realistic conception of bilingual conversation action.

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This stimulating volume assembles leading scholars to address issues in children’s cognitive, academic, and social development through the lens of evolutionary psychology.Debates and controversies in the field highlight the potential value of this understanding, from basic early learning skills through emerging social relationships in adolescence, with implications for academic outcomes, curriculum development, and education policy.Children’s evolved tendency toward play and exploration fuels an extended discussion on child- versus adult-directed learning, evolutionary bases are examined for young learners’ moral development, and contemporary theories of learning and memory are viewed from an evolutionary perspective.Along the way, contributors’ recommendations illustrate real-world uses of evolution-based learning interventions during key developmental years. Among the topics covered: The adaptive value of cognitive immaturity: applications of evolutionary developmental psychology to early education Guided play: a solution to the play versus learning dichotomy Adolescent bullying in schools: an evolutionary perspective Fairness: what it isn’t, what it is, and what it might be for Adapting evolution education to a warming climate of teaching and learning The effects of an evolution-informed school environment on student performance and wellbeing Evolutionary Perspectives on Child Development and Education will interest researchers and graduate students working in diverse areas such as evolutionary psychology, cultural anthropology, human ecology, developmental psychology, and educational psychology. Researchers in applied developmental science and early education will also find it useful.

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One key measure of a country’s status in the world is the literacy of its people; at the same time, global migration has led to increased interest in bilingualism and foreign language learning as topics of research. Literacy Development and Enhancement Across Orthographies and Cultures reviews international studies of the role of literacy in child development, particularly how children learn their first written language and acquire a second written and spoken one. Comparisons and contrasts are analyzed across eight countries and 11 languages, including English, Spanish, Mandarin, Hebrew, Dutch, and Catalan. Using qualitative and quantitative, established and experimental methods, contributors trace toddlers’ development of print awareness, clear up common myths regarding parental involvement and non-involvement in their children’s literacy, and suggest how the spelling of words can aid in the gaining of vocabulary. For added relevance to educators, the book includes chapters on early intervention for reading problems and the impact of pedagogical science on teaching literacy. Highlights of the coverage: Letter name knowledge in early spelling development Early informal literacy experiences Environmental factors promoting literacy at home Reading books to young children: what it does—and doesn’t do The role of orthography in literacy acquisition among monolingual and bilingual children Gaining literacy in a foreign language Instructional influences on literacy growth Literacy Development and Enhancement Across Orthographies and Cultures adds significant depth and interest to the knowledge base and should inspire contributions from additional languages and orthographies. It belongs in the libraries of researchers and educators involved in cognitive psychology, language education, early childhood education and linguistics.

From Many Cultures, One Nation

By Sarah Woodbury
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  • Publisher : The Morgan-Stanwood Publishing Group
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 380
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 534
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Children possess national and ethnic identity, whether or not we want them to, and often that identity includes elements of their own devising. Since independence, the Belizean government has sought to promote a national Belizean identity by recognizing the cultures of its multiple ethnic groups, and including all these groups in its social studies curriculum. Thus, in Belize, ethnicity and nationalism are inextricably intertwined. In my research in Punta Gorda, Belize in 1993-94, I dealt directly with schools and children in an attempt to understand how ethnic and nationalist identities are taught and then incorporated by children in practice. This book relates those findings. Keywords: Belize, Children's studies, Children, ethnicity, nationalism, ethnic studies, Central America, Caribbean, Creole, anthropology, education, schools

The Handbook of Language Socialization

By Alessandro Duranti,Elinor Ochs,Bambi B. Schieffelin
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1444342886
  • Total of Pages : 608
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 397
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Documenting how in the course of acquiring language children become speakers and members of communities, The Handbook of Language Socialization is a unique reference work for an emerging and fast-moving field. Spans the fields of anthropology, education, applied linguistics, and human development Includes the latest developments in second and heritage language socialization, and literary and media socialization Discusses socialization across the entire life span and across institutional settings, including families, schools, work places, and churches Explores data from a multitude of cultures from around the world

The Handbook of Discourse Analysis

By Deborah Tannen,Heidi E. Hamilton,Deborah Schiffrin
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118584147
  • Total of Pages : 976
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 820
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The second edition of the highly successful Handbook ofDiscourse Analysis has been expanded and thoroughly updated toreflect the very latest research to have developed since theoriginal publication, including new theoretical paradigms and discourse-analytic models, in an authoritative two-volumeset. Twenty new chapters highlight emerging trends and the latestareas of research Contributions reflect the range, depth, and richness of currentresearch in the field Chapters are written by internationally-recognized leaders intheir respective fields, constituting a Who’s Who ofDiscourse Analysis A vital resource for scholars and students in discourse studiesas well as for researchers in related fields who seek authoritativeoverviews of discourse analytic issues, theories, and methods

The Cultural Nature of Human Development

By Barbara Rogoff
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199813620
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 940
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Three-year-old Kwara'ae children in Oceania act as caregivers of their younger siblings, but in the UK, it is an offense to leave a child under age 14 ears without adult supervision. In the Efe community in Zaire, infants routinely use machetes with safety and some skill, although U.S. middle-class adults often do not trust young children with knives. What explains these marked differences in the capabilities of these children? Until recently, traditional understandings of human development held that a child's development is universal and that children have characteristics and skills that develop independently of cultural processes. Barbara Rogoff argues, however, that human development must be understood as a cultural process, not simply a biological or psychological one. Individuals develop as members of a community, and their development can only be fully understood by examining the practices and circumstances of their communities.

One Child, Many Worlds

By Eve Gregory
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351655760
  • Total of Pages : 188
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 130
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Originally published in 1997. By drawing on the experiences of children aged 3 to 8 attending schools in Britain, Germany, Iceland, Australia and the USA, the authors of these eleven case studies provide insights into what it means for young children to enter a new language and culture in school. They look at the scope of out-of-school language and learning practices (the role of care givers, siblings and community language classes) and go on to look at the ways in which the teacher can act as mediator of a new language and culture in school. This book helps teachers develop culturally responsive teaching programmes based on an awareness of the knowledge children bring from home and the community. The book will be of interest to early years and primary school teachers working in multilingual classrooms and students.

Language Acquisition and Language Socialization

By Claire Kramsch
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 0826425992
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 510
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'This is an outstanding collection of papers by top scholars in a range of disciplines who shed stimulating, complementary insights into the social, cognitive and semiotic frameworks that shape both the acquisition of language, and the constitution of social actors through that process. The intentionally loose ecological framing of the volume provides an arena within which a range of perspectives, all united by their opposition to a mechanistic view of language acquisition, can enter into dialogue with each other. This is a most stimulating collection, with a range of insightful investigations of settings as diverse as an autistic child learning to interact with others on the playing field, professional gate-keeping encounters, and foreign language classrooms.' Professor Charles Goodwin, University of California at Los Angeles The book brings together well-known scholars in two relatively distinct fields, language acquisition and language socialization, and from a variety of orientations within applied linguistics to describe language development from a relational perspective. The papers in this volume are a response to three main questions: 1) What conceptual models best capture the ecological nature of language learning? 2) What research approaches are best likely to illuminate the relationship between language and social structure? 3) How is educational success defined for language acquisition and language socialization?

Children's Play in Child Care Settings

By Hillel Goelman,Ellen Vineberg Jacobs
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  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Book Code : 1438404239
  • Total of Pages : 250
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 480
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How do children play in different kinds of child care settings? How do child care environments influence their play? How do special-needs children play in integrated and in segregated child care settings? How do adults influence play in child care environments? And what are the long term effects of children’s play in child care? These are among the questions addressed by the psychologists and educators who have contributed to this book. Researchers will find Children’s Play in Child Care Settings to be a valuable review of current theory and research in this area. Practitioners will better understand the ways in which early childhood environments and early childhood educators can facilitate the play of young children in child care settings. And administrators will be able to draw upon the book in designing and implementing early childhood programs for special needs and non-special needs children.