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The Acquisition of Routines in Child Language
Jean Berko Gleason and Sandra Weintraub
Language in Society
Vol. 5, No. 2 (Aug., 1976), pp. 129-136
Published by: Cambridge University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4166866
Page Count: 8
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The acquisition of routines is one aspect of language development. Routines such as Bye-bye, in contrast to more referential language, appear to be among the earliest acquisitions and are congruent with the sensori-motor child's capacities. This study investigates performance of the highly constrained Hallowe'en "Trick or treat" routine in 115 children from 2 to 16 years of age. Changes in competence and the role of parental input are examined in relation to cognitive and social factors.
Language in Society © 1976 Cambridge University Press