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STEIN, Alejandra; MIGDALEK, Maia e SARLE, Patricia. "I Teach You How to Play": Description of the Interactional Movements and Linguistics Forms Used to Regulate Play Interactions. Psykhe [online]. 2012, vol.21, n.1, pp.55-67. ISSN 0718-2228. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-22282012000100004.
Language regulates human activity, including play; simultaneously, play is a means for linguistic development (Katherine Nelson, 1996; Vigotsky, 1988). Play situations are a privileged context for the regulative uses of language and for the development of instructional discourse (Graves, 1992). Within this framework, in this paper a purposive sample that includes 31 play situations is analyzed. In these situations participated 10 4-year-old children from marginalized neighbourhoods in Argentina. The qualitative analysis (Strauss & Corbin, 2002) showed that adults used different interactional movements (modelling, questions, comparisons) alongside with linguistic forms of regulating the situation (imperatives, verbal phrases of obligation), all of which can contribute to the development of instructional discourse in children.
Palavras-chave : play; rules; regulation; linguistic development; instructional discourse.