Within the early years, the importance of children's language is diminished when it is understood only as speaking and listening skills. This oversight ignores the central role that language plays in the social worlds of children. This chapter examines transcripts of children's naturally occurring talk from home, early childhood and primary settings. In demonstrating how children routinely use language to organise their social and literacy activities, we show that they contribute competently to their social worlds.
|Title of host publication||Literacies in childhood|
|Subtitle of host publication||Changing views, challenging practice|
|Place of Publication||Sydney|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|