ERIC Number: EJ288305
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1983
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The Emergence of Communicative Competence: Detection of Conversational Topics.
Luszcz, Mary A.; Bacharach, Verne R.
Journal of Child Language, v10 n3 p623-37 Oct 1983
The use of linguistic and extralinguistic information in identifying conversational topics from static and active picture stimuli was studied in three- and five-year-olds. While implicit topic definition was sufficient for five-year-olds' responses, explicit definition was necessary to evoke similar responses from the younger children. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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