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ERIC Number: EJ288304
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1983
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Imitations, Interactions, and Language Acquisition.
Stine, Elizabeth Lotz; Bohannon, John Neil, III
Journal of Child Language, v10 n3 p589-603 Oct 1983
Evidence supporting two roles of imitation in language acquisition was found in a single child's speech studied at ages 2.8 and 3.0. Imitation can serve to limit the language environment's complexity, and forms may appear in imitations before appearing in spontaneous speech. Use of "what?" is given as an example. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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