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Pragmatic abilities are key to interpreting other people's utterances and responding to them appropriately. These abilities are acquired during childhood and encompass a variety of skills, such as reading others' mind, communicating with them according to their statements, and understanding conversational rules. It has been proposed that children with developmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), have difficulty with pragmatic skills. However, little is known about the developmental processes of pragmatic abilities during early childhood. In this symposium, we introduce four recent studies to discuss typical and atypical development of pragmatic abilities. The first paper examined Gricean maxim violations in typically developed children using Conversational Violations Test (CVT). The second paper used the CVT to examine the pragmatic abilities in children with ASD. The other paper assessed the development of pragmatic ability using a new paradigm
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