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Limber, John. 1976. Unravelling competence, performance and pragmatics in the speech of young children. Journal of Child Language 3 (3) : 309–318.
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Problem: Is the lack of complex subject NPs in children's speech a competence deficit, a performance problem, or a reflection of pragmatic factors? It is suggested that pragmatics may account for the distribution of clauses in their speech.