Discourse Development: Progress in Cognitive Development by Judith A. Becker (auth.), Stan A. Kuczaj II (eds.)

By Judith A. Becker (auth.), Stan A. Kuczaj II (eds.)

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Shatz and L. McCloskey children under 2 also already differentiate yes/no questions from wh- questions. The most interesting finding, however, is that this apparent competence '\t differentiating forms does not seem to be simply based on either semantic or pragmatic factors. That is, children's responses are often semantically and pragmatically inappropriate; yet, they give evidence of some early understanding of the constraints of discourse relations. More specifically, Bloom, et al. (1976), Horgan (1978), and Steffensen (1978) all report on children under 2 who regularly respond yes or no to yes/no questions, but who do so without regard to the appropriateness of the reply.

Structure and Process in Children's Conversational Development Michael F. MeTear Although conversation is a universal human activity performed routinely in the course of everyday interaction with our fellow beings, the nature of conversational talk and the means by which children learn to participate in conversations are still poorly understood. " It is a simple matter to recognize those who use talk skillfully as a means to achieve their own ends, whether in the transaction of business, as a way of creating a favorable impression, or as a device for lubricating smooth social interaction.

Answering Appropriately 33 The kinds of features that Shatz suggested contribute to the prototypicality organization of speech act categories are diverse and can include formal sentential features such as sentence mood and intonation as well as less formal ones, such as the marking of politeness. " would rank high on the prototypicality scale for the speech act category request for action because it has several features typically found among instances of request forms, for example, a modal plus you in initial position and the explicit politeness marker, please.

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