Socialization Overheads I

Socialization Overheads I - Anglo-American White Middle...

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Anglo-American White Middle Class Dyads Mother: Is that a smile? I see a smile. Are you smiling at me? Baby: ( makes bigger smile, eyes light up, full body wriggle ) Mother: Yes, yes, you are. Baby Thor is smiling at Mommy. You are a happy, happy baby, aren't you? Baby: ( coos ) Mother: Yes, that's right, you are happy. Baby Thor is telling Mommy that he's a happy baby, yes he is. Anglo Dyad: Construction of Child's Story Mother: What is this? Is this a doggy? Child Doggy Mother What does the doggy say? Does he say 'Bow-wow?' Child Bow wow! Mother Why does the doggy say bow-wow? Is the doggy hungry? Child Doggy hungry, doggy bow wow. Mother Oh the doggy barked cause he was hungry. Is that right? Child Doggy hungry Mother Should we give the doggy food? Child Give doggy cheetos Mother The doggy is hungry so we will give him cheetos. Okay. Kaluli mother speaking for the baby for benefit of older kids: Child to baby: Do you see my box here? Do you see it? Mother (in high nasal voice): My brother, I'll take half, my brother
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