Childly Language: Children, language and the social world

1st Edition

Alison Sealey

Routledge
Published March 13, 2000
Textbook - 240 Pages
ISBN 9780582307803 - CAT# Y159199
Series: Real Language Series

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Summary

Childly Language explores how attitudes and cultural assumptions about children and childhood are revealed in contemporary English. It addresses such questions as: How is concern for children's safety and welfare reflected in the vocabulary and grammar of contemporary English? and When we say that an adult is being 'childish', what are we saying about the characteristics of children?

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