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Becker, Judith A. 1986. Bossy and nice requests: Children's production and interpretation. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly of Behavior and Development 32 (4) : 393–413.
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Three experiments concerning the developing understanding of the relationship between request forms and the relative status of speakers and listeners. Three age-groups are studied: preschool age, 10-year olds, and adults.