LINGUIST List 13.603

Tue Mar 5 2002

Books: Psycholinguistics

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  1. info, New book (Psycholing): Culture-Specific Language Styles by M Minimi

Message 1: New book (Psycholing): Culture-Specific Language Styles by M Minimi

Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002 13:44:42 +0000
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Subject: New book (Psycholing): Culture-Specific Language Styles by M Minimi

The Development of Oral Narrative and Literacy

Masahiko Minami
(San Francisco State University)

Communication skills are considered extremely important for the
development, preservation, and transmission of culture to future
generations, and incorporate the complicated relationship between
language and culture. This book focuses on an analysis of personal
narratives by Japanese pre-school children. The book also analyzes
mother-child narratives and joint book-reading activities.
 1. Introduction
 2. Literature Review
 3. Research Design: Methodology and Basic Concepts
 4. Monologic Narrative: Narrative Development
 5. Monologic Narrative Structure in Japanese
 6. Parental Narrative Elicitation Styles
 7. Cross-Cultural Comparison of Parental Narrative Elicitation
 8. Styles of Parent-Child Book Reading in Japanese Families
 9. Conclusion and Implications
 References/ Index

Dr. Masahiko Minami has written extensively on psycho/sociolinguistics
with a particular emphasis on cross-cultural comparisons of language
development and narrative/discourse structure. He has published
significant contributions to works covering cultural constructions of
meaning, childcare quality in Japan, and East Asian students'
experiences in U.S. classrooms.

Child Language and Child Development No 1
March 2002 Format: 210 x 148mm 316pp

Hbk ISBN 1-85359-574-8 �49.95/ US$74.95/ CAN$99.95
Pbk ISBN 1-85359-573-X �24.95/ US$36.95/ CAN$49.95 

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