Ethnographic interpretations of parent-child discourse in huli

Goldman L.R. (1987) Ethnographic interpretations of parent-child discourse in huli. Journal of Child Language, 14 3: 447-466. doi:10.1017/S0305000900010230


Author Goldman L.R.
Title Ethnographic interpretations of parent-child discourse in huli
Journal name Journal of Child Language   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-7602
Publication date 1987-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0305000900010230
Volume 14
Issue 3
Start page 447
End page 466
Total pages 20
Subject 3310 Linguistics and Language
3200 Psychology
3205 Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology
1203 Design Practice and Management
Abstract This paper seeks to account for a culturally patterned set of analogic renamings found in Huli baby talk, nursery rhymes and children's verbal games. These socialization activities evidence a marked concern with body motifs and appellations. In accordance with ethnographic paradigms of explanation, the frame of reference is broadened to include consideration of inter-adult behaviour involving ‘talk about the body’ to assess what is being learnt from such interactions as well as what communicative intents are encoded. The argument is developed that in addition to the significance of these play routines in sensitizing the child to cultural rules about speaking, these ludic forms also appear implicated in both an evolutionary and logico-operational sense in the conventional anatomical nomenclature.
Q-Index Code C1
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