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LINGUIST List 21.3504

Thu Sep 02 2010

Qs: Directives and Tags in Children's Pretend Play

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        1.    Bethany Townsend, Directives and Tags in Children's Pretend Play

Message 1: Directives and Tags in Children's Pretend Play
Date: 01-Sep-2010
From: Bethany Townsend <bat2rice.edu>
Subject: Directives and Tags in Children's Pretend Play
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Dear LINGUIST Subscribers,

I am currently doing research on the language and identity of children
engaged in dyadic pretend play, specifically their use of directives and
invariant tag questions as control mechanisms throughout unfolding
play scenarios.

I am presently aware of previous research done on similar topics by
Andersen (1978), Butler & Weatherall (2006), Garvey (1973 & 1979),
Goodwin (1990), Howes et al. (1992), Kyratzis (1999), Schwartz
(1991), and Sheldon (1996). However, I am afraid that there is other
research that I am missing due to a lack of familiarity with language
acquisition research. I am looking for good resources that I may have
missed on the language of children engaged in pretend play from any
linguistic subdiscipline.

Thank you in advance for your time.

Bethany Townsend
Ph.D. Student, Rice University

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Language Acquisition

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