Publication details [#57453]

Weck, Geneviève de and Stéphane Jullien. 2013. How do French-speaking children with specific language impairment first mention a referent in storytelling? Between reference and grammar. Journal of Pragmatics 56 (1) : 70–87.
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Language as a subject
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This paper explores first referent mentions in the storytelling of French-speaking children (aged 6 to 11), from a pragmatic and functional perspective. Specific language impaired (SLI) and typically developing children perform similarly at age 10-11, which matches the postulate of a pragmatic and morphosyntactic defect in children with SLI.