ERIC Number: EJ373667
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
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Children's Production of Commissive Speech Acts.
Astington, Janet W.
Journal of Child Language, v15 n2 p411-23 Jun 1988
Examines the age at which and the form in which children produce speech acts which commit them to a future action. Results revealed that all of the four- to 11-year-olds produced directive speech acts, but only the older children used the explicit performative verb "promise" to reassure the hearer of their commitment. (Author/CB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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