ERIC Number: ED067149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Reference Count: 0
Mother-Infant Dyad: The Cradle of Meaning.
Lewis, Michael; Freedle, Roy
The early communication network existing between a mother and her 12-week-old infant was explored. Over 50 infants of both sexes from a variety of social classes were seen in their homes, and a wide variety of maternal and infant behaviors were studied. Of special interest was the vocalization-in-communication data. The results indicate a lawful, consistent, and predictable pattern of communication and suggest that meaning is being established at the very beginning of life. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Note: Paper presented at a Symposium on Language and Thought: Communication and Affect, Erindale College, University of Toronto, March, 1972