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The effects of personalization on young children's spontaneous speech during shared book reading

Kucirkova, Natalia; Messer, David and Sheehy, Kieron (2014). The effects of personalization on young children's spontaneous speech during shared book reading. Journal of Pragmatics, 71 pp. 45–55.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2014.07.007
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Abstract

This paper is concerned with a so far little explored situational context: sharing books which have been personalised for individual children in a pre-school. Thirty-five children (mean age 36.94 months) were read a book with a personalised and non-personalised part. Their spontaneous verbal responses were video recorded and later transcribed. The analysis focused on the difference between the personalised and non-personalised context in terms of the amount of children's utterances and the pragmatic intent of their speech, which included self-referencing, use of questions and corrections. The findings are interpreted from both developmental and socio-cultural Vygotskian perspectives, and evaluated in light of their implications for the understanding of pragmatic aspects of sharing personalised books with children.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN: 1879-1387
Keywords: shared bookreading; personalisation; language; pragmatics; self-referencing
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Childhood Studies
Item ID: 40735
Depositing User: Natalia Kucirkova
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2014 08:33
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2017 12:18
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/40735
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