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# Below are three fragments of conversation between Lara, a child (C), and an adult (A). The fragments come from three different recordings made at...

Below are three fragments of conversation between Lara, a child (C), and an adult (A).

The fragments come from three different recordings made at different ages of the child.

Can you put them in chronological order starting with the one you think was produced

when the child was youngest (e.g., Transcript X, Transcript Z, Transcript T)? Say which

stage the child is in for each one, and what the evidence is for your chronological order

(e.g., "Transcript T - the child is in the later multiword stage; all utterances are either

Transcript A

A: What's the matter?

C: That Lara bin

A: That Lara's bin? It is not Lara's bin. Whose bin is it?

C: Mummy's bin.

A: That's right.

C: Mummy.

A: What?

C: That bottle in there.

A: You want your bottle in there?

C: That the toys.

A: Get some toys out of your box and put them in then.

C: Toys.

C: I sit down there.

A: Do you want to do the jigsaw?

C: Mummy do it.

C: What's this?

C: Gone now.

A: Gone now.

Transcript B

C: That.

C: Mummy.

A: Oh dear... Never mind. Shall I go and get a cloth and wipe it?

C: Yes.

A: All gone. That's better, isn't it?

C: Yes.

A: That's it.

C: See.

A: See?

A: Yes.

A: You can see.

C: See.

A: That's the hen.

C: Mummy.

A: That's right: Mummy hen. And what's them? What's them?

C: Baby hen.

A: Baby hens, yes. They're little chicks.

A: Say chicks.

C: Chick.

A: Chicks.

A: That's right.

C: Baby hen.

Transcript C

C: Up, up there.

C: Mummy play.

A: Okay. Hang on. Do you want to bring that over here?

C: Mummy sit down.

A: I'm going to.

C: No, mummy there.

A: Where do you want me to sit?

C: There.

A: Okay.

C: Mummy to play. Play lady.

A: Are you tired?

C: No. No.

A: Okay. Come on then.

C: Mummy sit down.

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