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Thu Sep 02 2010
Qs: Directives and Tags in Children's Pretend Play
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Directives and Tags in Children's Pretend Play
Message 1: Directives and Tags in Children's Pretend Play
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
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
Thank you in advance for your time.
Ph.D. Student, Rice University
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