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ERIC Number: EJ549568
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0018-716X
A Comparison of the Gestural Communication of Apes and Human Infants.
Tomasello, Michael; Camaioni, Luigia
Human Development, v40 n1 p7-24 Jan-Feb 1997
Compared the gestures of typical human infants, children with autism, chimpanzees, and human-raised chimpanzees. Typical infants differed from the other groups in their use of: triadic gestures directing another's attention to an outside entity; declarative gestures; and imitation in acquiring some gestures. These differences derive from an understanding of other persons as intentional agents. (BC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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