Decontextualized language is used by speakers to describe experiences that occurred previously, things that may happen in the future, or events that have distances from the instance of interactions between the speakers [1], [2]. For instance, we went to park yesterday, and we will go to cinema tomorrow, and the cinema was produced by Warner. This language is also called “there-and-then” language, which is opposite to “here-and-now” language. Children’s usage of decontextualized language indicates that their language skills reach a level of recalling, explaining, and narrating [3]. Research suggests that the use of decontextualized language by children has significant implications for their language and socio-cognitive development, and even their future academic performance [4].

Authors: Ruyu Wang, Jiangbo Hu, Fangfang Zhao

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2023

  • Date of Conference: 26-28 June, 2023
  • DOI: 10.20533/CICE.2023.0023
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-913572-58-7
  • Conference Location: Residence and Conference Centre, Toronto, Canada