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Trosborg, Anna. 1985. The importance of background knowledge for mastery of certain aspects of linguistic/pragmatic competence in preschool children. In Allwood, Jens S. and Erland Hjelmquist, eds. Foregrounding background. Doxa. pp. 161–183.
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T. shows that felicity conditions, as relating to speech acts, can be observed to operate in the speech of young children who are said to clearly use interpersonal meanings which rest on essentially nonlinguistic conditions that are products of situated behavior and aspects of social/pragmatic competence.