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Brenneis, Donald and Laura Lein. 1977. 'You fruithead': A sociolinguistic approach to children's dispute settlement. In Ervin-Tripp, Susan M. and Claudia Mitchell-Kernan, eds. Child discourse. Academic Press. pp. 49–65.
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Exploration of the structure and strategies of American children's arguments. It is argued that children do not only understand the discourse rules specific to argumentation, but also possess the ability to use this knowledge for their own purposes.