ERIC Number: EJ461008
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
On Giving Reasons in Verbal Disputes: The Development of Justifying.
Sprott, Richard A.
Argumentation and Advocacy, v29 n2 p61-76 Fall 1992
Analyzes the discourse contexts of children's justifications in verbal disputes during pretend play and object construction activities. Finds that justifications underwent little development in disputes about the physical world or the truth of assertions, but that significant developments in their use, content, and discourse context occurred in disputes about plans and intentions. (SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Issue: Interpersonal Argument.