LINGUIST List 32.661

Mon Feb 22 2021

Books: Developing Narrative Comprehension: Bohnacker, Gagarina (eds.)

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <billydlinguistlist.org>



Date: 05-Feb-2021
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Developing Narrative Comprehension: Bohnacker, Gagarina (eds.)
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Title: Developing Narrative Comprehension
Subtitle: Multilingual Assessment Instrument for Narratives
Series Title: Studies in Bilingualism 61
Published: 2020
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/sibil.61

Editor: Ute Bohnacker
Editor: Natalia Gagarina
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260345 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260345 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260345 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208088 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208088 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208088 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

Comprehension of texts and understanding of questions is a cornerstone of successful human communication. Whilst reading comprehension has been thoroughly investigated in the last decade, there is surprisingly little research on children’s comprehension of picture stories, particularly for bilinguals. This can be partially explained by the lack of cross-culturally robust, cross-linguistic instruments targeting early narration. This book presents an inference-based model of narrative comprehension and a tool that grew out of a large-scale European project on multilingualism. Covering a range of language settings, the book uses the Multilingual Assessment Instrument for Narratives to answer the question which narrative comprehension skills (bilingual) children can be expected to master at a certain age, and explores how such comprehension is affected (or not affected) by linguistic and extra-linguistic factors. Linking theory to method, the book will appeal to researchers in linguistics and psychology and graduate students interested in narrative, multilingualism, and language acquisition.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng)

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