Preference Organisation and Peer Disputes: How Young Children Resolve Conflict

1st Edition

Amelia Church

Routledge
Published November 11, 2016
Reference - 290 Pages
ISBN 9781138255319 - CAT# Y313464
Series: Directions in Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy

was $59.95

USD$47.96

SAVE ~$11.99

Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Summary

How do children get their own way in arguments? What is the most effective way of pursuing one's own goals in preschool? 'Use your words' is an instruction frequently heard in nurseries and pre-schools encouraging young children to resolve the situation through verbal rather than physical means. Discourse is seen as the solution, yet, what words are the children supposed to use, and how do they go about resolving disputes? This fascinating book offers a conversation analysis of children's arguments, revealing disputing as a highly ordered, rule-governed activity, even amongst very young children. The author provides a rich theoretical discussion of the work in speech acts and conversational analysis, whilst offering a sophisticated review in relation to children's culture. It will be of great interest to conversation analysts within sociology and linguistics, as well as to educationalists and scholars of childhood.

Instructors

We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title