Contingent query sequences within adult-child discourse

Tanya M. Gallagher

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The structure of contingent query sequences within adult-child discourse was examined. The children, aged i; 11-3;o in language stages I—III, demonstrated basic knowledge of the contingent query. Implications for conceptualizations of the young child's communicative competence and for theoretical formulations of the query sequence itself are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-62
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Child Language
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Psychology(all)


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