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Becker, Judith A. 1984. Implications of ethology for the study of pragmatic development. In Kuczaj, Stan A. II, ed. Discourse development: Progress in cognitive development research. Springer. pp. 1–17.
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It is argued that it is necessary to view pragmatic behaviors in a broader context - the context of other social behaviors and the environment in which children develop. A plea for attention to ethology, the study of the natural behavior of animals, which can lead us to view pragmatic phenomena in such a new and productive way.