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Young children's dyadic pretend play [electronic resource] : a communication analysis of plot structure and plot generative strategies / Ursula Verena Schwartz.

Author/Creator:
Schwartz, Ursula Verena, 1950-
Publication:
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, 1991.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (157 p.)
Series:
Pragmatics & beyond ; new ser., 14.
Pragmatics & beyond, 0922-842X ; new ser., 14
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Subjects:
Discourse analysis, Narrative.
Interpersonal communication in children.
Play.
Plots (Drama, novel, etc.).
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Pretend play in early childhood arises in the context of social interaction and, as such, constitutes a form of discourse indigenous to the child's world. The present study is a first detailed investigation of thematic-ideational structure in young children's dyadic pretend play with special emphasis on major generative strategies involved in the realization of coherent play action sequences.Play was conceptualized as a story in a dramatic mode where two actors jointly generate or attempt to generate ideationally coherent action sequences or play plots resulting in a complex, ever-evolving the
Contents:
YOUNG CHILDREN'S DYADIC PRETEND PLAY A COMMUNICATION ANALYSIS OF PLOT STRUCTURE AND PLOT GENERATIVE STRATEGIES; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; Chapter 1. THE INVESTIGATION OF PROPOSITIONAL CONTENT IN PLAY: INITIAL RESEARCH FORMULATION; Chapter 2. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK FOR ANALYSIS: PLAY CONTENT AS PLAY PLOT; Chapter 3. METHODOLOGY OF ANALYSIS; Chapter 4. MASTER TEXT I: ANALYSIS OF TEXT I; Chapter 5. MASTER TEXT II: ANALYSIS OF TEXT II; Chapter 6. COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF MASTER TEXTS I AND II
Chapter 7. PLAY PLOT STRUCTURE AND PLOT GENERATIVE STRATEGIES: INTEGRATION OF RESULTS AND FURTHER CONSIDERATIONSREFERENCES; Appendix A. Transcription of videotape data base: Play session with Victor and Aaron; Appendix B. Transcription of videotape data base: Play session with Suzie and Stephanie
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [91]-100).
ISBN:
9786613222343
1-283-22234-5
90-272-8297-8
OCLC:
742333685