Pronoun reversals: who, when, and why?

  title={Pronoun reversals: who, when, and why?},
  author={Philip S Dale and C Crain-Thoreson},
  journal={Journal of child language},
  volume={20 3},
Seventeen of a sample of 30 precocious talkers aged 1;8 produced at least one pronoun reversal (I/you) during unstructured play. This finding led to an examination of the role of cognitive and linguistic individual differences as well as contextual factors and processing complexity as determinants of pronoun reversal. Contrary to predictions derived from previous hypotheses, there were few differences between reversers and non-reversers, other than higher use of second person forms by reversers… CONTINUE READING