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dc.contributor.authorEschenbach, Gunilla
dc.date.accessioned2022-11-01T08:52:28Z
dc.date.available2022-11-01T08:52:28Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/59118
dc.description.abstractThis article presents three early catechisms for the religious education of children under the age of three, printed in Germany and the Netherlands. Two of them were best- and long sellers on the book market, while one of them was a commercial failure. Catechisms were influential reading primers. The children’s catechisms written by Jacobus Borstius, Johann Cyriacus Höfer and Nikolaus von Zinzendorf contained questions for children who were too young to read the texts themselves. Therefore, these catechisms had to be performed in the form of interactive read-alouds. Höfer, Borstius, and Zinzendorf used child-directed speech in their catechisms: short and foreseeable answers and a basic vocabulary to facilitate the understanding and the pronunciation of words in the process of language acquisition and the deliberate introduction of new religious vocabulary. Whereas the catechisms of Borstius and Höfer reckoned with pedagogical laymen and chose standardized questions and answers, Zinzendorf proclaimed an ideal of Socratic intercourse, enthusiasm and aesthetic-poetic affirmation – an ideal that exceeded the capabilities of average teachers and parents.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1D Europe::1DD Western Continental Europe::1DDN Netherlandsen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GL Library & information sciences::GLC Library, archive & information managementen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBT History: specific events & topicsen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::2 Language qualifiers::2A Indo-European languages::2AC Germanic & Scandinavian languages::2ACD Dutchen_US
dc.subject.otherinfant catechisms, early childhood religious education, childdirected speech, religious pedagogyen_US
dc.titleChapter Child-directed speech in catechisms for the religious education of children under the age of three in early modern Germany and the Dutch Republicen_US
dc.typechapter
oapen.identifier.doi10.5117/JNB2022.003.ESCHen_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedBydd3d1a33-0ac2-4cfe-a101-355ae1bd857aen_US
oapen.relation.isPartOfBook180d8299-7e08-4864-99db-9c4394b9b9e6en_US
oapen.pages111en_US
oapen.place.publicationamsterdamen_US


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