Publication details [#2319]

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Article in book
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Essay on how the child becomes a competent communicator in the adult world, i.e. how it comes to understand communicative situations with respect to their foregrounded features (rules of etiquette, requirements for politeness, greeting rituals, etc.) and their backgrounded features (i.e. the way in which the former are accomplished, via intonation, stress, syntactic marking, etc.).