Culture-Specific Language Styles The Development of Oral Narrative and Literacy Author: Masahiko Minami

Format:
Ebook(PDF) - 328 pages
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ISBN:
9781853595752
Published:
11 Apr 2002
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters
Dimensions:
210 x 148
Availability:
Available

Summary

Communication skills are considered extremely important for the development, preservation, and transmission of culture to future generations, and incorporate the complicated relationship between language and culture. This book focuses on an analysis of personal narratives by Japanese pre-school children. The book also analyzes mother-child narratives and joint book-reading activities.

Author Biography:

Dr. Masahiko Minami has written extensively on psycho/sociolinguistics with a particular emphasis on cross-cultural comparisons of language development and narrative/discourse structure. He has published significant contributions to works covering cultural constructions of meaning, childcare quality in Japan, and East Asian students' experiences in U.S. classrooms.

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional




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