THE STRUCTURE OF STORIES CREATED BY CHILDREN (TWO AND A HALF AND THREE AND A HALF YEARS OLD) DURING AN INTERACTION WITH ADULTS
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The article describes methods and results of the study of the structure of spoken narrative texts created by children (age 2,6 and 3,6). The analysis was aiming at characterisation of development of the structure of children's stories in the early period of acquisition of language competence. The data described in the paper comes from the project that has been realised for few years. In the study the authoress used an exercise in which a subject must tell a simple picture story 'A cat' (project: M. Hickmann). The outline of the analysis based on literature concerning text's structure, enables to describe children's stories according to their complexity and included informative categories. The results show how the structure of a narrative develops according to the age of a speaker. They also seem to confirm the importance of interactive studies.
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