ERIC Number: EJ631055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Broadening the Units of Analysis in Communication: Speech and Nonverbal Behaviours in Pragmatic Comprehension.
Kelly, Spencer D.
Journal of Child Language, v28 n2 p325-49 Jun 2001
Investigates the role eye gaze and pointing gestures play in 3- to 5-year-olds' understanding of complex pragmatic communication. One experiment demonstrates children better understand videotapes of a mother making indirect requests to a child when requests are accompanied by nonverbal pointing behaviors; in another children are participants rather than observers to generalize findings of naturalistic, face-to-face interactions. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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