Visit www.benjamins.com

Two request forms of four year olds

MyBook is a cheap paperback edition of the original book and will be sold at uniform, low price.
This Chapter is currently unavailable for purchase.
Abstract

The occurrence of declarative <i>I</i> <i>want </i>and interrogative <i>Can I </i>request forms is examined in the natural language use of four year old children with their parents in the home. The analysis focuses on the use of these forms after an initial request has been turned down and after the use of imperatives by parents. The analysis suggests that in these sequential positions these forms are used in non-equivalent ways. Further evidence relating to the use of these forms in sequence initial positions suggests certain parallels with the earlier findings.

References

/content/books/9789027269287-07woo
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address