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Letter Writing and Language Change

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Title: Relating Events in Narrative: A Crosslinguistic Developmental Study
Written By: Ruth A. Berman
Dan Isaac Slobin
Description:

The authors, with collaborators from several countries, explore uses of linguistic forms in narrative, in both a developmental and crosslinguistic framework. Contributors are psychologists and linguists, taking a functional typological approach. The study is based on a large crosslinguistic corpus of narratives, all elicited by the same picture storybook, in English, German, Spanish, Hebrew, and Turkish, from preschool and school-age children, as well as adults. The findings deal with both universal and language-specific patterns of development, suggesting a new approach to questions of language and thought.

Publication Year: 1994
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0805814353
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 748
Prices: 45.00