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LINGUIST List 16.3305

Wed Nov 16 2005

Qs: Spanish Discourse; Imperatives in Child Language

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        1.    Victoria Vazquez, Spanish Classroom Discourse
        2.    William Edmondson, Imperatives in Children's Language

Message 1: Spanish Classroom Discourse
Date: 16-Nov-2005
From: Victoria Vazquez <fevvazqusc.es>
Subject: Spanish Classroom Discourse

Dear linguists:

A student of mine is working on classroom interactions from a Critical
Discourse Analysis perspective. We are looking for recordings or
transcriptions of Spanish data. Any other useful information on classroom
discourse would also be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Victoria Vázquez Rozas
Depto. de Lingua española
Univ. de Santiago de Compostela

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Message 2: Imperatives in Children's Language
Date: 15-Nov-2005
From: William Edmondson <W.H.Edmondsoncs.bham.ac.uk>
Subject: Imperatives in Children's Language

I'm working with some colleagues on a project which elicits (as a
by-product) keyboard text from children (aged 14/16) interacting both with
other children and with adults (groups, not one-to-one).

We are keen to explore comparisons with more conventional linguistic
interactions (speech/sign). In particular we want to know more about the
use of imperative forms in such conventional interactions. The linguistic
background of the children is not uniformly unilingual English.

If you know of some studies on child language which cover imperative forms
please could you supply me with details.


William Edmondson

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

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