Children Talking: The Development of Pragmatic Competence

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Linda Thompson
Multilingual Matters, Jan 1, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 105 pages
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Comprises papers at the Child Language Seminar held at the University of Durham in March 1996. The seminar focused on social dimension of children's developing language and was attended by delegates from a variety of backgrounds and interests, including teachers, linguists, psychologists, speech therapists and a number of postgraduates. All of the papers are based on empirical research. Each focuses on a particular aspect of the children's developing sociolinguistic strategies and pragmatic competence. The book should be of interest to those interested in children and their language development.

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Contents

Editorial
3
Who do You Think You Are? Four Childrens
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Story Voices The Use of Reported Speech
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Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Linda Thompson is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Language & Literature at the National University of Singapore, where she teaches and researches language development and the ethnography of communication.

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