The Acquisition of Referring Expressions

A dialogical approach

| Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
| Université de Neuchâtel
| Université Lille 3
| Université Sorbonne Nouvelle & CNRS
ISBN 9789027208354 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027260222 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This book describes the repertoire and uses of referring expressions by French-speaking children and their interlocutors in naturally occurring dialogues at home and at school, in a wide range of communicative situations and activities. Through the lens of an interactionist and dialogical perspective, it highlights the interaction between the formal aspects of the acquisition of grammatical morphemes, the discourse-pragmatic dimension, and socio-discursive, interactional and dialogical factors. Drawing on this multidimensional theoretical and methodological framework, the first part of the book deals with the relation between reference and grammar, while the second part is devoted to the role of the communicative experience. Progressively, a set of arguments is brought out in favor of a dialogical and interactionist account of children’s referential development. This theoretical stance is further discussed in relation to other approaches of reference acquisition. Thus, this volume provides researchers and students with new perspectives and methods for the study of referring expressions in children.
[Trends in Language Acquisition Research, 28]  2021.  xix, 372 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of contributors
Chapter 1. A dialogical approach to the acquisition and usage of referring expressions: Theoretical challenges and methodological issues
Anne Salazar-Orvig, Geneviève de Weck, Rouba Hassan and Annie Rialland
Part I. Reference and grammar
Chapter 2. Filler syllables as precursors of referring expressions
Naomi Yamaguchi, Anne Salazar-Orvig, Marine Le Mené, Stéphanie Caët and Annie Rialland
Chapter 3. Young children’s uses of referring expressions
Christine da Silva-Genest, Haydée Marcos, Anne Salazar-Orvig, Stéphanie Caët and Julien Heurdier
Chapter 4. Referring in dialogical narratives: A study on children’s use of nouns and pronouns
Stefano Rezzonico, Elise Vinel, Geneviève de Weck, Rouba Hassan and Nathalie Salagnac
Chapter 5. Referring expressions and developmental language disorders
Stefano Rezzonico, Mélanie Bernasconi, Geneviève de Weck, Christine da Silva-Genest and Stéphane Jullien
Chapter 6. Explorations in the relations between reference, syntactic constructions and prosody
Janina Klein, Stéphane Jullien and Gwendoline Fox
Part II. The role of communicative experience
Chapter 7. The influence of dialogue in young children’s uses of referring expressions
Haydée Marcos, Anne Salazar-Orvig, Christine da Silva-Genest and Julien Heurdier
Chapter 8. Variations in adult use of referring expressions during storytelling in different interactional settings
Rouba Hassan, Geneviève de Weck, Stefano Rezzonico, Anne Salazar-Orvig and Elise Vinel
Chapter 9. Activities and social settings: Their roles in the use of referring expressions: Their roles in the use of referring expressions
Geneviève de Weck, Rouba Hassan, Julien Heurdier, Janina Klein and Nathalie Salagnac
Chapter 10. The impact of speech genres on the use of referring expressions
Elise Vinel, Anne Salazar-Orvig, Geneviève de Weck, Salma Nashawati and Somayeh Rahmati
Chapter 11. The acquisition of referring expressions: From formal factors to communicative experience
Anne Salazar-Orvig and Geneviève de Weck
Appendix I. Corpora
Appendix II. Transcription conventions
Appendix III. A. Summary of “Ah les belles vacances des petits cochons”
Appendix III. B. Summary of “Le voleur de poule”
List of Figures
List of Tables
Chapter 11. The acquisition of referring expressions: From formal factors to communicative experience
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFDC – Language acquisition
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2020050375 | Marc record