Publication details [#53206]

Cekaite, Asta. 2010. Shepherding the child: embodied directive sequences in parent–child interactions. Text & Talk 30 (1) : 1–25.
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Article in journal
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De Gruyter


This study examines how directive sequences in parent-child interactions in the home environment are constructed in and through situated verbal, bodily, and spatial practices, serving as multifunctional cultural tools that guide the child into reflexive awareness of the dialogic and embodied features of social action and accountability.