John Dore.

Infant language functions. simpler than Halliday's

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Labelling.

  • Naming a person, object or experience. 
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Repeating.

  • Echoing something said by an adult speaker. 
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Answering.

  • Giving a direct response to another speaker. 
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Requesting action.

  • Damanding food, drink or assistence. 
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Calling.

  • Attracting attention by shouting.
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Greeting.

  • 'Hello' or other interactional phrases. 
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Protesting.

  • Objecting to requests.
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Practising.

  • Using and repeating language when no one is present. 
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