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Rebecca Kantor

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The Construction Of Schooled Discourse Repertoires: An Interactional Sociolinguistic Perspective On Learning To Talk In Preschool, Rebecca Kantor, Judith Green, Mimi Bradley, Lichu Lin Oct 2015

The Construction Of Schooled Discourse Repertoires: An Interactional Sociolinguistic Perspective On Learning To Talk In Preschool, Rebecca Kantor, Judith Green, Mimi Bradley, Lichu Lin

Rebecca Kantor

Analysis of the discourse demands across the school year within a recurrent event, “Circle Time,” is presented to show how 3- and 4-year-old students learned to be conversationally appropriate partners within a group setting, how the teacher's interactional patterns shifted as students learned to participate in socially and academically appropriate ways within this event, and how participation in the subevents of Circle Time (Milling, Transition, Singing, Talking, and Dismissal) placed differing social and communicative demands on both teacher and students. The overtime analysis of one Circle Time subevent, Talking, is presented to illustrate how 3- and 4-year-old students, in ...