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Childly Language By Alison Sealey

Childly Language
by Alison Sealey

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Exploring how attitudes and cultural assumptions about children and childhood are revealed in contemporary English, this text addresses such questions as: How is concern for children's safety and welfare reflected in the vocabulary and grammar of contemporary English?
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Childly Language: Children, language and the social world by Alison Sealey

Childly Language explores how attitudes and cultural assumptions about children and childhood are revealed in contemporary English. It addresses such questions as: How is concern for children's safety and welfare reflected in the vocabulary and grammar of contemporary English? and When we say that an adult is being 'childish', what are we saying about the characteristics of children?

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Table of Contents


Author's Acknowledgements
Publisher's Acknowledgements
PART I: DISCOURSES OF CHILDHOOD
Introduction to Part I
1. Children in the news (1): threatened, protected, active
2. Children in the news (2): the idea of the child
3. Children in the English language
PART II: PERSPECTIVES ON CHILDREN, LANGUAGE AND THE SOCIAL WORLD
Introduction to Part II
4. Perpectives on researching cihldren and language
5. Perspectives on language, identity and the social world
PART III: CHILDREN'S TALK
Introduction to Part III
6. The social status of 'child' in informal talk
7. Blurred boundaries: speaking to children, speaking as a child
8. Children's negotiations of the social world
PART IV
9. Conclusions and implications
References
Index

Additional information

GOR005279764
Childly Language: Children, language and the social world by Alison Sealey
Alison Sealey
Real Language Series
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2000-03-13
240
0582307805
9780582307803
N/A
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