ERIC Number: EJ367531
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Children's Understanding of the Speech Act of Promising.
Astington, Janet W.
Journal of Child Language, v15 n1 p157-73 Feb 1988
A study determined what types of speech act five- to 13-year-olds and adults would define as "promising." Results indicate that children could distinguish between "promising" and "predicting" in terms of the speaker's responsibility for the outcome. (Author/CB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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