Playful Texts and the Emergent Reader - Developing metalinguistic awareness - Anne Plummer

Playful Texts and the Emergent Reader - Developing metalinguistic awareness - Anne Plummer

Playful texts

Playful Texts and the Emergent Reader - Developing metalinguistic awareness - Anne Plummer

Anne Plummer [+-]
After working for Australian State and Federal governments in environmental protection and social policy, Anne Plummer changed direction to qualify as a teacher with the Association Montessori Internationale. She has worked extensively with children in primary classrooms and individually. Her research interests include Montessori grammatics, children’s literature, and the ontogenesis of literary reading.

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Examines a selection of playful texts in detail. Perspectives considered: narrative frame breaking (texts include David Wiesner’s The Three Pigs and Chris van Allsburg’s The Mysteries of Harris Burdick); embedded images and stories within stories (including Istvan Banyai’s Zoom); mirror imagery and the mise-en-abyme (Russell Hoban’s The Mouse and His Child); alphabet books, word games and play with figurative language (including I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato); verbal and visual nonsense (Bamboozled, The Lost Thing); and polyphony (from The Jolly Pocket Postman to The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents).

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Plummer, Anne . Playful texts. Playful Texts and the Emergent Reader - Developing metalinguistic awareness. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 61-115 Jan 2016. ISBN 9781781791189. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=26034. Date accessed: 14 May 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.26034. Jan 2016

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