Acquisition of Discourse and Pragmatics, L1
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1. Introduction

The study of first language acquisition of discourse and pragmatics deals with the question how children acquire the competence to use language in context to achieve communicative appropriateness. Research on the acquisition of discourse and pragmatics in Chinese-speaking children focuses mainly on the following four aspects of…

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Chiung-chih HUANG, “Acquisition of Discourse and Pragmatics, L1”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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