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ERIC Number: EJ462614
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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ISSN: ISSN-0047-4045
"Because" in Children's Discourse.
Orsolini, Margherita
Applied Psycholinguistics, v14 n1 p89-120 Mar 1993
Explores role of discourse functions in children's use of "because" ("perche" in Italian). Disputes of 172 preschoolers were analyzed in terms of interactive move, argumentative strategies, and communicative acts. Results showed causal connective tends to co-occur with justification acts and may work as device introducing new information and giving emphasis to speaker's position without providing any reference to causes or motives. (VWL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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