Summary of School-Age Children's Pragmatic and Semantic Development
The area of most dramatic linguistic growth during the school-age and adult years is language use, or pragmatics. It is in pragmatics that we see the interaction of language and socialization (Stephens, 1988). In addition, a child gradually acquires an abstract knowledge of meaning that is independent of particular contexts or individual interpretations. In the process, she or he reorganizes the semantic aspects of language. The new organization is reflected in the way the child uses words.
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