ERIC Number: EJ345985
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Bossy and Nice Requests: Children's Production and Interpretation.
Becker, Judith A.
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, v32 n4 p393-413 Oct 1986
Explores the underlying knowledge that children have about the relationship between the structure of requests and the relative status of speakers and listeners. Shows that the three age groups (preschoolers, 5-year-olds, and 10-year-olds) could systematically differentiate the requests by means of syntactic directness or semantics. (HOD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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