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Berman, Ruth Aronson

Works: 4 works in 34 publications in 1 language and 527 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ruth Aronson Berman
Relating events in narrative by Rut Aronson Berman( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Relating Events in Narrative, Volume 2: Typological and Contextual Perspectives" edited by Sven Stromqvist and Ludo Verhoeven, is the much anticipated follow-up volume to Ruth Berman and Dan Slobin's successful "frog-story studies" book, "Relating Events in Narrative: A Crosslinguistic Developmental Study" (1994). Working closely with Ruth Berman and Dan Slobin, the new editors have brought together a wide range of scholars who, inspired by the 1994 book, have all used Mercer Mayer's "Frog, Where Are You?" as a basis for their research. The new book, which is divided into two parts, features a broad linguistic and cultural diversity. Contributions focusing on crosslinguistic perspectives make up the first part of the book. This part is concluded by Dan Slobin with an analysis and overview discussion of factors of linguistic typology in frog-story research. The second part offers a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives, all dealing with contextual variation of narrative construction in a wide sense: variation across medium/modality (speech, writing, signing), genre variation (the specific frog story narrative compared to other genres), frog story narrations from the perspective of theory of mind, and from the perspective of bilingualism and second language acquisition. Several of the contributions to the new book manuscript also deal with developmental perspectives, but, in distinction to the 1994 book, that is not the only focused issue. The second part is initiated by Ruth Berman with an analysis of the role of context in developing narrative abilities. The new book represents a rich overview and illustration of recent advances in theoretical and methodological approaches to the crosslinguistic study of narrative discourse. A red thread throughout the book is that crosslinguistic variation is not merely a matter of variation in form, but also in content and aspects of cognition. A recurrent perspective on language and thought is that
Acquisition and development of Hebrew : from infancy to adolescence by Ruth A Berman( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The volume addresses developing knowledge and use of Hebrew from the dual perspective of typologically specific factors and of shared cross-linguistic trends, aimed at providing an overview of acquisition in a single language from infancy to adolescence while also shedding light on key issues in the field as a whole. Essentially non-partisan in approach, the collection includes distinct approaches to language and language acquisition (formal-universalist, pragmatic-usage based, cognitive-constructivist) and deals with a range of topics not often addressed within a single volume (phonological perception and production, inflectional and derivational morphology, simple-clause structure and complex syntax, early and later literacy, writing systems), with data deriving from varied research methodologies (interactive conversations and extended discourse, adult input and child output, longitudinal and cross-sectional corpora, structured elicitations). Each chapter provides background information on Hebrew-specific facets of the topic of concern, but typically avoids ethno-centricity by relating to more general issues in the domain. The book should thus prove interesting and instructive for linguists, psychologists, and educators, and for members of the child language research community both within and beyond the confines of Hebrew-language expertise"
Perspectives on language and language development : essays in honor of Ruth A. Berman by Dorit Diskin Ravid( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Perspectives on Language and Language Development brings together new perspectives on language, discourse and language development in 31 chapters by leading scholars from several countries with diverging backgrounds and disciplines. It is a comprehensive overview of language as a rich multifaceted system, inspired by the lifework of Ruth A. Berman. Edited by Dorit Ravid and Hava Bat-Zeev Shyldkrot, the book offers state-of-the-art portrayals of linguistic and psycholinguistic phenomena with new insights on the interrelations of language structure, discourse theory, and the development of language and literacy." "Linguists, psycholinguists, discourse scholars, cognitive psychologists, language teachers, education experts, and clinicians working in the field of language and discourse will find this book extremely useful both as a textbook and as a source of information."--Jacket
An Israeli at the court of St. James's by Ḥanokh Barṭov( Book )

2 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.49 (from 0.48 for Relating e ... to 0.68 for An Israeli ...)

Relating events in narrative
Alternative Names
Aronson-Berman, Ruth

Aronson, Ruth

Berman, R. A.

Berman, Rut Aronson

Berman, Ruth

Berman, Ruth A.

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English (34)

Perspectives on language and language development : essays in honor of Ruth A. Berman