Publication details [#6578]

Martlew, Margaret, Christine McCleod and Kevin Connolly. 1978. Language use, role and context in a five-year-old. Journal of Child Language 5 (1) : 81–99.
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Study of the spontaneous speech of a five-year-old boy in three different situations: playing alone, with a friend of the same age and with his mother. The relationship between context and language use is examined and the importance of role play in language acquisition is stressed.