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Communicative act development

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Casillas,  Marisa
Language Development Department, MPI for Psycholinguistics, Max Planck Society;

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Hilbrink,  Elma
Language and Cognition Department, MPI for Psycholinguistics, Max Planck Society;
Radboud University;

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Casillas, M., & Hilbrink, E. (in press). Communicative act development. In K. P. Schneider, & E. Ifantidou (Eds.), Developmental and Clinical Pragmatics. DE GRUYTER MOUTON.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0003-91F1-8
Abstract
How do children learn to map linguistic forms onto their intended meanings? This chapter begins with an introduction to some theoretical and analytical tools used to study communicative acts. It then turns to communicative act development in spoken and signed language acquisition, including both the early scaffolding and production of communicative acts (both non-verbal and verbal) as well as their later links to linguistic development and Theory of Mind. The chapter wraps up by linking research on communicative act development to the acquisition of conversational skills, cross-linguistic and individual differences in communicative experience during development, and human evolution. Along the way, it also poses a few open questions for future research in this domain.