Spanish-language narration and literacy: Culture, cognition, and emotion

Allyssa McCabe, Alison L. Bailey, Gigliana Melzi

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Abstract

This book is divided into three main topical sections: (1) Parent-child construction of narrative, which focuses on aspects of the social interaction that facilitate oral narrative development in Spanish-speaking children; (2) Developing independent narration by Spanish-speaking children; and (3) Narrative links between Latino children's oral narration and their emergent literacy and other school achievements. Chapters address narration to and by Latino children aged six months to eleven years old and in low, middle, and upper socioeconomic groups. Nationalities of speakers include the following: Costa Rican, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Mexican, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Venezuelan, and Spanish-English bilingual children who are citizens or residents of the United States. Narratives studied include those in conversations, personal and fictional stories, and those prompted by wordless picture books or videos. Thus, the current project includes diverse nationalities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and genres of narrative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages365
ISBN (Electronic)9780511815669
ISBN (Print)9780521883757
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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