The Resource A child's view : what causes a child's reality to differ from an adult's reality?

A child's view : what causes a child's reality to differ from an adult's reality?

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A child's view : what causes a child's reality to differ from an adult's reality?, 2002
Title
A child's view
Title remainder
what causes a child's reality to differ from an adult's reality?
Inclusive dates
2002
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Language
eng
Summary
Cooper-Leavitt presents several anthropological theories of language and relates these theories to the childhood project of constructing reality, analyzing this reality-constructing language process in order to determine the factors accounting for the difference between childhood and adult perceptions of reality. In order to apply and explore the implications of these theories, Cooper-Leavitt conducts a native ethnography of her brothers' language mistakes and experiences. She concludes that a reality gap exists between adults and children due to the fact that children are thrown into a pre-established culture of language and have to assimilate themselves by referring to adult examples and prior experiences. A child gains in cultural and linguistic competence when his language mistakes emphasize a deficiency in his cultural understanding and consequently educate him in proper behaviors
Biography type
contains biographical information
Biographical or historical data
Cooper-Leavitt was born in Cardston, Alberta Canada, where she lived until her parents divorced when she was three. After the divorce, Cooper-Leavitt moved with her mom and brothers to Lethbridge, Alberta Canada and then to Stirling. Cooper-Leavitt majored in Anthropology at Brigham Young University, which piqued her interest in the language theory that she discusses in this project.
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UPB
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
A child's view : what causes a child's reality to differ from an adult's reality?
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Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • 1
  • (58
Governing access note
Open for public research
Immediate source of acquisition
Jill Terry Rudy.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Ownership
Created by Jessica Cooper-Leavitt when she was enrolled in Jill Terry Rudy's English 391 course in Winter 2002.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn370323942
Type of unit
  • item
  • leaves)
Label
A child's view : what causes a child's reality to differ from an adult's reality?
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
  • 1
  • (58
Governing access note
Open for public research
Immediate source of acquisition
Jill Terry Rudy.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Ownership
Created by Jessica Cooper-Leavitt when she was enrolled in Jill Terry Rudy's English 391 course in Winter 2002.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn370323942
Type of unit
  • item
  • leaves)

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