Come si dice? Linguaggo e apprendimento in famiglia e a scuola

Translated title of the contribution: What do you say? Language and learning in family and school

Alessandra Fasulo*, Clotilde Pontecorvo

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Book/ReportBook


The forms of life of culture and the functioning of specific contexts of activity are created and maintained within everyday conversational exchanges, in carrying out the routine activities of school and family. Indeed, it is precisely in the management of the simplest matters that powerful mechanisms for the construction of reality and knowledge can be highlighted. The book, through the detailed examination of verbal interactions between adults and children aged 3 to 12, provides a series of tools to understand and be able to undertake discourse analysis in socialization contexts . We observe how the linguistic procedures and methods of interaction adopted in speaking with children influence the quality of participation and the development of the socio-cultural skills necessary to act effectively in the different places where they grow up. This new edition of the volume - already published in 1999 - is included in the "Culture & Progresso" series by Valore Italiano Editore. The preface to the 2022 edition is by Marilena Fatigante.
Translated title of the contributionWhat do you say? Language and learning in family and school
Original languageItalian
Place of PublicationRome
PublisherValore Italiano
Number of pages167
ISBN (Print)9788897789970
Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2022


  • conversation analysis
  • language socialisation
  • cultural psychology

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