ERIC Number: ED075081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Laboratory Studies of Imitation and Language Acquisition: Is there an Interface with the Normal Environment?
Whitehurst, Grover J.
Data are presented to show that reinforcement and exact repetition of adult speech are beneficial but not necessary components of a modeling procedure which results in production of novel linguistic forms by children. Laboratory studies suggest the need for a re-evaluation of current hypotheses about the limited role of imitation in language acquisition. (Author/CK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook.
Note: Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 29 - April 1, 1973)