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Title: Interaction and the Development of Mind
Written By: A.JWootton
URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521022668
Series Title: Studies in Interactional Sociolinguistics, 15
Description:

This study identifies key mechanisms through which a young child operates
with external knowledge in her immediate social context. Central to this is
the child's capacity to draw on discourse-based understandings which have
become evident in prior interaction. These understandings are shown to
inform and shape various aspects of the child's behaviour, notably request
selection, the emergence of new request forms and various kinds of child
distress, and they form the 'context' to which the child's actions come to
be increasingly sensitive. In contrast to studies which analyse development
under different headings, such as language, emotions and cognition, Tony
Wootton links these aspects in his examination of the state of
understanding which exists at any given moment in interaction. The result
is a distinctive social constructivist approach to children's development.

"...makes for fascinating reading." Claire Kramsch, Studies in 2nd
Language Acquisition

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Language Acquisition
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521022665
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