Language-Pragmatics

Language-Pragmatics - Langauge Pragmatics Aspect of...

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Langauge Pragmatics Aspect of language relating to communicating effectively and appropriately with others Helps children understand basics of conversations o Turn-taking o Sticking with topic Private Speech Speech by children that is spoken and directed to themselves o 20-60% of children’s speech o grows over preschool years; peaks 4-7 o performs important functions serves to try out ideas, acting as sound board Vygotsky – facilitates children’s thinking o Piaget – reflects egocentricity and immature thought Preschool Growth of Speech Before age 3 o Speak only for own entertainment o Apparently unaware if anyone else can understand Duing preschool years, social speech increases o Begin to direct speech to others o Want others to listen o Become frustrated when not understood o Pragmatics Middle Childhood Vocabulary continues to increase o Vocab wides, grammar improves Understanding of syntax grows Certain phonemes remain troublesome Decoding difficulties when dependent on intonation
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