The communicative competence of young children

Danby, Susan J. (2002) The communicative competence of young children. Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 27(3), pp. 25-30.

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This paper explores the verbal and non-verbal interactions of children in a preschool classroom. It analyses an episode in the block area to show the competent ways that some young boys use communication strategies to build their social worlds. Such understandings invite early childhood educators to reconsider young children's communicative competence and the ways they accomplish their social order.

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ID Code: 302
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Early childhood education, gender, masculinity, communication
ISSN: 0312-5033
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LINGUISTICS (200400) > Discourse and Pragmatics (200403)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Early Childhood Australia Inc.
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher: This journal is available online.
Deposited On: 04 Nov 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2010 12:37

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