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ERIC Number: EJ345634
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1986
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Semantic and Pragmatic Uses of 'But.'
Peterson, Carole
Journal of Child Language, v13 n3 p583-90 Oct 1986
Analysis of the use of the connective "but" by 3- to 9-year-olds indicated that all most commonly used the word to signal semantic relationships and for pragmatic functions. Younger children most frequently used "but" when causal or precausal relationships existed, and older children used "but" more to encode complex contrast. (Author/CB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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