CH6 - What are these stories like? 5. Why is it important...

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Pragmatics 1. Define/describe pragmatics and how it is different from the other areas (or components) of language we have previously studied (syntax, morphology, semantics, phonology). 2. Define and describe the early pragmatic functions that a child learns during the illocutionary and locutionary developmental stages. e.g., instrumental, regulatory, etc. 3. Can you name and describe at least 3 conversational skills that children learn? One conversational skill is turn taking. What is the foundation for conversational turn taking, that is actually acquired much earlier during the perlocutionary stage? 4. At what age do children begin to tell “stories?”
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Unformatted text preview: What are these stories like? 5. Why is it important to have communicative (pragmatic) competence and what are the primarily influences on a childs development in this area? Integration from previous info and thinking questions: 1. Support this statement with information you have learned in class: Pragmatics is not one equal component of language, but rather it is the overall organizing aspect of communication development. 2. Specifically, how does skill in semantics, syntax, morphology and phonology contribute to a childs pragmatic development? 3. When a child has a MLU of 3.0, what can be expected of his/her pragmatic skills?...
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