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Politeness: some universals in language usage
This paper presents an argument about the nature of the model and its implications for language studies and Sociological implications and discusses the role of politeness strategies in language. Expand
Universals and cultural variation in turn-taking in conversation
The empirical evidence suggests robust human universals in this domain, where local variations are quantitative only, pointing to a single shared infrastructure for language use with likely ethological foundations. Expand
Children’s first verbs in Tzeltal: evidence for an early verb category
A major finding in studies of early, vocabulary acquisition has been that children tend to learn a lot of nouns early but make do with relatively few verbs, among which semantically general-purposeExpand
Interaction and the development of mind
1. Overview of arguments and procedures 2. Requesting at 12-24 months: an overview 3. Imperatives and sequential knowledge 4. Distressing incidents 5. The emergence of two request forms 6. GeneralExpand
The INs and ONs of Tzeltal locative expressions: the semantics of static descriptions of location
L'A. examine la maniere dont les relations spatiales topologiques statiques (continuite, contact) sont exprimees en tzeltal. Elle presente trois systemes tzeltal servant a decrire les relationsExpand
Speech as a marker of situation