The development of pragmatic connectives. 4- and 6-year-Old Comparisons

Holly K. Craig, Tanya M. Gallagher

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The functional, semantic and syntactic characteristics of pragmatic connectives in the peer discourse of six 6-year-old children were examined. The data were compared to data from five of the six children at 4 years of age. Results indicated that pragmatic connectives were functionally stable throughout this period. Developmental changes related to advanced linguistic skills.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-183
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Pragmatics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Artificial Intelligence


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