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PMID:  22822935     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
By 14 months, infants have become exquisite observers of others' behavior and successful word learners. But do they coordinate their early observational and language capacities to gain insight into the intentions of others? Building upon Gergely, Bekkering, and Király's (2002) classic head-touch phenomenon, we consider the contribution of language to 14-month-old infants' imitation of an unconventional behavior (turning on a light with one's forehead, rather than hand). Providing a novel word ("I'm going to blick the light!") prompted infants to imitate; simply drawing attention to the action ("Look at this!"; "Look at what I'm doing!") did not. Thus, by 14 months, infants gain insight into the intentions of others by considering not only what we do but also what we say. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
Marian L Chen; Sandra R Waxman
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-23
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Title:  Developmental psychology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1939-0599     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
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Created Date:  2012-7-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0260564     Medline TA:  Dev Psychol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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