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Stern, Otto. 1984. Developing decontextualized language in children's narratives. In Auer, J.C. Peter and Aldo Di Luzio, eds. Interpretive sociolinguistics: Migrants, children, migrant children. G. Narr. pp. 129–145.
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Drawing evidence from the analysis of discourse strategies to signal foreground vs. background information, S. illustrates the growing capacity of 6-to 7-year old children to decontextualize meaning in oral narratives.