Publication details [#1132]

Bates, Elizabeth. 1976. Language and context: The acquisition of pragmatics. Academic Press. xiv + 375 pp.
Publication type
Book – monograph
Publication language
Person as a subject


B. discusses the child's acquisition of pragmatics (i.e. the performative use of sentences, presuppositions and rules of conversation) in the sensorimotor period, the preoperational period and the concrete operational period. In other words, pragmatic development is related to Piaget's model of cognitive development.

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