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ERIC Number: EJ579700
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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ISSN: ISSN-0155-0640
An Individual Approach to Imitation: One Child's Strategy Toward First Language Acquisition.
Littleton, Peita
Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, v21 n1 p71-92 1998
Investigates a strategy for language acquisition adopted by one child and the usefulness of imitation in supporting that strategy. Examination of recordings made of naturally occurring conversations between the child and his parents indicated that he exploited imitation fully in order to acquire language. Imitative utterances surpassed spontaneous ones. With few exceptions, new structures appeared first in imitative utterances. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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