ERIC Number: ED198706
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
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The Acquisition of Causal Connectives in Turkish.
The elicited speech of 26 Turkish children ranging in age from 2;0 to 4;6 was examined with respect to causality. The developmental sequence of the acquisition of causal connectives showed a progression from the use of no explicit connectives to the acquisition of connectives that are context-dependent. The next stage in this progression was the acquisition of connectives that are independent of contextual support. Thus relations expressed with deictic reference within the situational context emerge first, while relations expressed with anaphoric reference within the linguistic context emerge next. Finally, relations that are independent of context and established only through logical connection are the last to be acquired. (Author/JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Dept. of Linguistics.