Language socialization

Language socialization - L anguage socializat ion H ow...

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Language socialization How communicative competence is aquired
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What is language socialization? Language socialization is the process by which a child develops communicative competence , that is, becomes a competent user of her native language through interaction with older or more experienced users. Language socialization researchers have two goals: To understand how children use language in culturally specific ways that enable them to interact competently with others; To understand the sociocultural contexts within which this developmental process occurs.
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History Developed in the 1980s by Elinor Ochs and Bambi Schieffelin Draws on two complementary research traditions, each of which operated independently Language acquisition (neglects social context) Socialization or enculturation (neglects the role of language)
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Essential Features of the Paradigm Language socialization paradigm takes a maximally holistic perspective on the relationships among language, culture,
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