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Corsaro, William A. 1977. The clarification request as a feature of adult interactive styles with young children. Language in Society 6 (2) : 183–207.
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The analysis of videotaped adult-child interaction shows the clarification request to be a consistent feature of adult interactive styles. The form and function of adult clarification requests and the nature of these interactive demands are discussed, as well as the possible effects on the child's development of communicative competence.