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Shatz, Marilyn. 1978. Children's comprehension of their mother's question-directives. Journal of Child Language 5 (1) : 39–46.
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An investigation of the young child's ability to respond appropriately to the intended, as opposed to the literal, meaning of indirect requests for action, showing a surprising ability of two-year-olds to deal with indirect speech acts.