NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1049925
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0012-1649
Talking about the Near and Dear: Infants' Comprehension of Displaced Speech
Ganea, Patricia A.; Saylor, Megan M.
Developmental Psychology, v49 n7 p1299-1307 Jul 2013
The present research investigated the role of familiarity and proximity in infants' comprehension of displaced speech. When 13-and 16-month-old infants heard a researcher talk about a familiar person immediately after she left the room, they showed comprehension of the name by looking, pointing, or searching for the person in question. The majority of 16-month-olds were also able to reveal comprehension of the reference to the absent person after a 16-min delay, and they were able to respond to the name of an unfamiliar person as well. The 13-month-olds had more difficulty responding after the delay and to the name of a less familiar person. Thus, in the early phases of absent reference comprehension, infants' ability to respond to displaced speech can vary as a function of the temporal gap between the verbal reference and the last appearance of the referent, and of how strong their representation of the referent is.
American Psychological Association. Journals Department, 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002. Tel: 800-374-2721; Tel: 202-336-5510; Fax: 202-336-5502; e-mail: order@apa.org; Web site: http://www.apa.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A