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Title: Talking to Adults
Subtitle: The Contribution of Multiparty Discourse to Language Acquisition
Edited By: Shoshana Blum-Kulka
Catherine E Snow

This volume provides a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the contribution of multiparty intergenerational talk in a variety of cultures to the development of children's communicative capacities. The book focuses on the complexity of the cultural and interactional contexts in which pragmatic learning occurs and re-examines certain assumptions implicit in research on language socialization to date, such as primacy of dyadic interactions in the early ages and the presupposition of a monolingual social matrix.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0805836608
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 360
Prices: U.S. $ 79.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0805836616
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 360
Prices: U.S. $ 36.00