'The boat's gonna leave'

A study of children learning a second language from conversations with other children

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This essay attempts to show how a second language is acquired by very young children in the process of socialization with other children. The study seeks to integrate the process of second language learning in the general framework of child development, concentrating in particular on the development of language and conversational skills.
[Pragmatics & Beyond, I:1]  1980.  vi, 116 pp.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction
1
1.1 Purpose of the study
1
1.2 Background: play, thought, language, and social skills
3
1.3 Conversation, play, and second language acquisition
11
1.4 Why conversation-play?
13
2. Description of the Study
17
2.1 The subjects
17
2.2 Data collection
18
2.3 Conversation topic
20
2.4 Situated and displaced speech
24
3. First Steps
33
3.1 Routines in situated speech
33
3.2 Language learning in situated speech discourse
44
3.3 Summary
49
4. Towards Conversation
53
4.1 Sound-play
53
4.2 Pretend conversation-play
55
4.3 Language learning in displaced speech discourse
64
4.4 Summary
71
5. Conversational Strategies
73
5.1 Argument
73
5.2 A matter of involvement
73
5.3 A matter of flexibility
85
5.4 A matter of ambiguity
91
5.5 Summary
97
6. Conclusions
99
6.1 General findings
99
6.2 Implications for research
103
6.3 Implications for education
105
Footnotes
109
References
111
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  81450412 | Marc record