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Adult participation in children’s word searches: on the use of prompting, hinting, and supplying a model

Radford, Julie (2010) Adult participation in children’s word searches: on the use of prompting, hinting, and supplying a model. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 24 (2). pp. 83-100. ISSN 0269-9206

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Abstract

Although word searching in children is very common, very little is known about how adults support children in the turns following the child’s search behaviours, an important topic because of the social, educational and clinical implications. This study characterises, in detail, teachers’ use of prompting, hinting and supplying a model. From a classroom dataset of 53 instances, several distinctive patterns emerged. A prompted completion sequence is initiated by a ‘word retrieval elicitor’ (‘fishing’) and is interpreted as a request to complete the phrase. Non-verbal prompting is accomplished through a combination of gaze and gesture and, also, as a series of prompts. Hinting supplies a verbal clue, typically via a wh-question, or by specifying the nature of the repairable. In contrast, the strategies that supply a linguistic model include both embedded and exposed corrections and offers of candidates. A sequential relationship was found between prompting, hinting and supplying a model which has implications for how clinicians and teachers can foster self-repair.

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Additional Information: First time conversation analysis used to investigate teachers' strategies for supporting children’s word searches. Thorough analysis of large dataset using linguistic and sequential analysis Advances theory by proposing new methodology for the study of word searches. Intervention implications for health and education professionals. This is an electronic version of an article published in Radford, Julie (2010) Adult participation in children’s word searches: on the use of prompting, hinting, and supplying a model. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics , 24 (2). pp. 83-100. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics is available online at: http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/02699200903407149
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Psychology and Human Development
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Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2010 08:26
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