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

Author: Masahiko Minami

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Ebook(PDF)
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ISBN:
9781853595752
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Publisher:
Multilingual Matters
Number of pages:
328
Dimensions:
210mm x 148mm
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Available
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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.

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.

Postgraduate, Research / Professional
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