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CD3366 Term Project Spring 2004
Summary of school age pragmatic development
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Age in Years

Pragmatic

5

Uses mostly direct requests

Repeats for repair

Begins to use gender topics

6

Repeats with elaboration for repair

Uses adverbial conjuncts now, then, so, though; disjuncts rare

7

Uses and understands most deictic terms

Narrative plots have beginning, end, problem and resolution

8

Sustains concrete topics

Recognizes nonliteral meanings in indirect requests

Begins considering others intentions

9

Sustains topics through several turns

Addresses perceived source of breakdown in repair

Produces all elements of story grammar

10

 

11

Sustains abstract topics 20% of narrative sentences still begin with and

12

Uses adverbial conjuncts (4/100 utterances) otherwise, therefore, anyway, and however, disjuncts really and  probably

13-15

 

16-18

Uses sarcasm and double meanings

Makes deliberate use of metaphors

Knows partners perspective and knowledge differ from own