Emerging Patterns Of Literacy

Emerging Patterns Of Literacy

by Rhian Jones
     
 

In a unique study of parent-infant interactions at home, Rhian Jones analyses early reading with picture books and stories. Drawing upon psychology, linguistics and anthropology she provides a wide ranging and highly original account of the conversational 'rules' of reading dialogues, semantic knowledge and picture book reading, the ontogenesis of narrative and the… See more details below

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In a unique study of parent-infant interactions at home, Rhian Jones analyses early reading with picture books and stories. Drawing upon psychology, linguistics and anthropology she provides a wide ranging and highly original account of the conversational 'rules' of reading dialogues, semantic knowledge and picture book reading, the ontogenesis of narrative and the construction and expression of the infant unconscious. This provides an absorbing and valuable account to all academics and practitioners concerned with language acquisition, literacy and early childhood development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415130493
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/08/1996
Series:
Routledge Progress in Psychology Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Reading and the Very Young Infant25
2A Sense of Self: The Infant as Individual52
3Picturebook Reading and Word Meaning93
4Picturebook Reading as Event Interpretation117
5The World of the Story143
6Story Grammar and Text164
7Maternal Speech and Infant Psychic Development191
8Emergent Literacy: A Winnicottian View208
Concluding Remarks234
Appendix239
Notes240
References243
Author index250
Subject index253

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