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adult linguistic system adult system Anna child abandon child learns concept construct context of situation culture dada Daddy demand developmental dialogue distinction elements encoded end of Phase environment evolved example expression falling tone func function of language grammar green car heuristic holes interaction International Phonetic Alphabet interpersonal component interpreted intonation kind language development language learning lexical lexicogrammatical M.A.K. Halliday mathetic function meaning potential Michael Halliday mode months mood mother tongue mummy narrative Nigel Nigel provided object observation particular patterns phonological play pragmatic function proto-language question realized reference regulatory relation relevant response rising tone roles scrambled egg semantic system semiotic structure sense sets of options situation type social context social semiotic social system sociolinguistic sound specific speech stage sticks strategy system of meanings things tion tone contour toothpaste train transition typically utterances verbal vocabulary WH-question words and structures