The Nature and Development of Metalinguistic Abilities

  • David T. Hakes
Part of the Springer Series in Language and Communication book series (SSLAN, volume 9)


As noted at the outset, adults are capable of making a variety of kinds of judgments about utterances. For one, they are capable of noticing that utterances which they or others have produced are, in one way or another, defective. Few would judge Eliot’s The Wasteland or the blatherings of Lewis Carroll’s Jaberwock to be normal, acceptable English.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • David T. Hakes
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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