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
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFDC – Language acquisition
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2020050375 | Marc record