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Publication Date: 1977
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From Performative Act to Performative Utterance: An Ethological Perspective
Bullowa, Margaret
Sign Language Studies, 16, 193-218, Aut 77
For the two children studied and in the situations observed and recorded, important conditions for the emergence of language in the ontogeny of communication appear to be: (1) interaction with caretaking adults, (2) shared focal attention, and (3) specificity of reference. (Author)
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