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Collins, James and Sarah Michaels. 1980. The importance of conversational discourse strategies in the acquisition of literacy. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society 6 : 143–156.
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Six oral narratives from young school children are examined for evidence of the shift a child has to make from home-based conversational strategies to the more written-like strategies of discursive prose when going to school.