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Comparini, Lisa. 2013. The use of justifications in the linguistic construction of agency and social connection in Latina mother–child conflict. Journal of Pragmatics 57 (1) : 57–67.
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This study demonstrates how self- and other-reference via justifications in spontaneous conflicts in Latina mother–child dyads, play an intricate role in agency and social connection construction. Adding to a child-centered discourse, it also points to children's developing pragmatic orientation toward communicative M-C interactions.