Learning From Picturebooks: Perspectives From Child Development And Literacy Studies by Bettina Kªmmerling-MeibauerLearning From Picturebooks: Perspectives From Child Development And Literacy Studies by Bettina Kªmmerling-Meibauer

Learning From Picturebooks: Perspectives From Child Development And Literacy Studies

EditorBettina Kªmmerling-Meibauer, J©rg Meibauer, Kerstin Nachtigºller

Hardcover | February 19, 2015

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Picturebooks, understood as a series of meaningful text-picture relations, are increasingly acknowledged as an autonomous sub-genre of children's literature. Being highly complex aesthetic products, their use is deeply embedded in specific situations of joint attention between a caregiver and a child. This volume focuses on the question of what children may learn from looking at picturebooks, whether printed in a book format, created in a digital format, or self-produced by educationalists and researchers.

Interest in the relationship between cognitive processes and children's literature is growing rapidly, and in this book, theoretical frameworks such as cognitive linguistics, cognitive narratology, cognitive poetics, and cognitive psychology, have been applied to the analysis of children's literature. Chapters gather empirical research from the fields of literary studies, linguistics and cognitive psychology together for the first time to build a cohesive understanding of how picturebooks assist learning and development.

International contributions explore:

    • language acquisition
    • the child's cognitive development
    • emotional development
    • literary acquisition ("literary literacy")
    • visual literacy.

Divided into three parts considering symbol-based learning, co-constructed learning, and learning language skills, this cross-disciplinary volume will appeal to researchers, students and professionals engaged in children's literature and literacy studies, as well as those from the fields of cognitive and developmental psychology, linguistics, and education.

Bettina K'mmerling-Meibaueris Professor in the German Department at the University of T'bingen, Germany.J'rg Meibaueris Chair for German Linguistics at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany.Kerstin Nachtig'eris a member of the Emergentist Semantics Group at the Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology, Bielef...
Title:Learning From Picturebooks: Perspectives From Child Development And Literacy StudiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:246 pages, 9.2 × 6.3 × 0.8 inPublished:February 19, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415720796

ISBN - 13:9780415720793

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Table of Contents

Understanding Learning from Picturebooks: an Introduction.Part 1: Symbol-based Learning in Picturebooks Picturebooks and Early Literacy. How Do Picturebooks Support Early Conceptual and Narrative Development?.  An Examination of Factors that Affect Young Children's Learning and Transfer from Picturebooks. What the Child Can Learn from Simple Descriptive Picturebooks. An Inquiry intoLastwagen/Trucksby Paul Stickland.  The Development of Color Vision and of the Ability to Appreciate Color in Picturebooks.  Part 2: Co-constructed Learning from Picturebooks  Gesturing in Joint Book Reading.  Growing Vocabulary in the Context of Shared Book Reading.  The Role of Distributed Cognition in Early Explorations of Symbolic Expression.  Affective Interaction During Classroom Picturebook Reading.  Part 3: Learning Language Skills from Picturebooks  Word Learning via Shared Storybook Reading.  What Good is a Picturebook? Developing Children's Oral Language and Literacy Through Shared Picturebook Reading.  Tense Acquisition with Picturebooks.