Publication details [#2067]

Chalkley, Mary Anne. 1982. The emergence of language as a social skill. In Kuczaj, Stan A. II, ed. Language development. L. Erlbaum. pp. 75–111.
Publication type
Article in book
Publication language


An examination of social functions in pre-verbal and early verbal behavior leads to the conclusion that, with the advent of language, children immediately put it to use to serve not only old but new social functions.