Relative Clauses

Sometime after children begin using coordination, relative clauses emerge in their spontaneous speech. Initially, they are used to specify information exclusively about the object of a sentence (e.g., ''let's eat the cake what I baked"), and often the relative pronoun is omitted or incorrect. The use of relative clauses in the spontaneous speech of young children is quite rare, perhaps because children avoid these syntactically complex constructions or because they lack the occasion to use them when the context is shared by the speaker and listener.

Elicited production techniques have been used successfully with preschoolers. These studies have also found that children find it easiest to add relative clauses to the ends of sentences rather than to embed them within the matrix clause. This suggests that some processing constraints operate on young children's productive capacities.

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