Assessing pragmatic skills in elicited production.

  title={Assessing pragmatic skills in elicited production.},
  author={Peter A de Villiers},
  journal={Seminars in speech and language},
  volume={25 1},
In developing a test of pragmatic skills for children ages 4 to 9 years, we focused on a number of functional language skills that are important for children's success in early schooling and for the development of fluent reading and writing. They included (1) wh-question asking, (2) communicative role taking, (3) linking events in a cohesive narrative, and (4) articulating the mental states of the characters in a story. All of the proposed items provide specific referential support and… CONTINUE READING
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