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dc.contributor.authorRagan, Terry Jean
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T21:59:52Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T21:59:52Z
dc.date.issued2002-08
dc.identifier.otherragan_terry_j_200208_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/ragan_terry_j_200208_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/29288
dc.description.abstractPreschoolers’ active conversational participation during book sharing with parents has been implicated in language and literacy gains, although it is unknown how best to engage children in conversation. In this study, ten middle class American parents were observed sharing story books with their typically developing children at ages 2, 3, and 4 years. Their conversations were sequentially analyzed to determine which parental utterances elicited the most frequent responses from the children, and responses at a high level of productive language. Results indicated that requests were more effective than comments in engaging children in conversation, and responses to requests and comments increased with age. Responses at a high level of productive language were most often elicited by parents’ wh- questions, and increased from age 2 to 3 then stabilized. These findings are hypothesized to help guide the development of intervention strategies to increase preschoolers’ participation in book related conversation.
dc.languageRequests versus comments
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightsOn Campus Only
dc.subjectbook sharing
dc.subjectcomment
dc.subjectlongitudinal
dc.subjectparents
dc.subjectpreschoolers
dc.subjectproductive language
dc.subjectquestion
dc.subjectrequest
dc.subjectresponse
dc.titleRequests versus comments
dc.title.alternativea longitudinal investigation of preschoolers' responsiveness to parental utterances during book sharing
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentSchool of Professional Studies
dc.description.majorCommunication Sciences
dc.description.advisorAnne van Kleeck
dc.description.committeeAnne van Kleeck
dc.description.committeeRichard Andreatta
dc.description.committeeRebecca Shisler


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