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Childly Language

by Alison Sealey
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2014-06-11
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Pages: 240 pages
ISBN 13: 1317884086
ISBN 10: 9781317884088
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Synopsis : Childly Language written by Alison Sealey, published by Routledge which was released on 2014-06-11. Download Childly Language Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Because of the differences between standard adult speech production and that of the beginning speaker, the child language research community has been influential in developing awareness of 'transcription as theory' (Ochs 1979). -- Childly Language explores how attitudes and cultural assumptions about children and childhood are revealed in contemporary English. It addresses such questions as: How is concern for children's safety and welfare reflected in the vocabulary and grammar of contemporary English? and When we say that an adult is being 'childish', what are we saying about the characteristics of children?

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