In a unique study of parent-infant interactions at home, Rhian Jones analyses early reading with picture books and stories. Drawing upon psychology, linguistics and anthropology she provides a wide ranging and highly original account of the conversational 'rules' of reading dialogues, semantic knowledge and picture book reading, the ontogenesis of narrative and the construction and expression of the infant unconscious. This provides an absorbing and valuable account to all academics and practitioners concerned with language acquisition, literacy and early childhood development.
The Routledge Progress in Psychology series resents the latest developments in research in up and coming areas of academic and applied psychology.
The series is not restricted to any one branch of psychology, but provides a showcase of popular research trends across the discipline.
Each title will essentially be from a particular perspective, such as cognitive or social psychology, but there will also be a number of titles relevant to researchers with interests that combine areas like cognitive development.