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ERIC Number: ED058942
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 7
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Communication Patterns in Children and Adolescents.
Cohen, Stewart
Communicative relations among children and adolescents are considered from the concept of reciprocity (or perspective of others ) and its development. Research reveals that from the ages of two through four, and often through five also, the child's speech is primarily lacking in communicative message. It is found that the major difference in accounting for patterns of communication across ages is that the young child is egocentric. The adolescent is said to differ from the child in that reciprocity is denied through personal limitations. For the adult, like his adolescent counterpart, communication is seen as serving to enhance exclusive memperships and thus again reciprocity is denied through personal limitations. Research findings suggest that the three constituents of communication that are critical to the free exchange of ideas and the development of functional linguistic ties are reciprocity, openness, and genuineness. (DB)
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