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Talking About the Near and Dear: Infants' Comprehension of Displaced Speech.
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PMID:  22985298     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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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. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
Authors:
Patricia A Ganea; Megan M Saylor
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental psychology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1939-0599     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Psychol     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-9-18     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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