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Conversations consisted of speaker exchanges which fulfilled three conditions: firstly, successive speakers must address each other using gazes or names. " (Robert points to me); Robert: "That got hair". Secondly, first speakers must request information using wh-questions or provide information using yes/no-questions or statements. The exchange in (2) is not conversational because the first speaker directs behaviour rather than requests or provides information: (2) (Mother watches Ursula posting shapes): Mother: "Pop it in"; Ursula: "Can't".

The two-year-olds initiated twice as many activities and their continuations while playing with their mothers than with their fathers. Possibly they were responding to their mothers' higher use of non-specific initiatives. If this were solely the case, then the pattern should have held in the play of the three-year-olds. Instead, the older children used the same number of initiatives with their mothers as with their fathers. These means were quite close to those of the younger children in play with their mothers.

Topic Incorporation. Each structured adult utterance was classified with respect to its relation, if any, to the child's previous utterance or current activity: Imitation, Expansion or Extension. Extensions were further sub-categorised as relating to the Topic Noun Phrase of the child's previous utterance, as Contrasting with that utterance, as relating to the child's Current Activity or extending his utterance in some other way. Utterances that were not related to the child's utterance or activity were classified as Unrelated (with further sub-categories: Stock Utterance, Sequence Initiating or other); Repetitions of Previous Adult Utterances (with sub-categories: Full or Part Repetition, Paraphrase or other); or Extensions of Previous Adult Utterances.

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