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infantlangres - YearReview NancyRader May13,2011 esearch

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Year Review Nancy Rader May 13, 2011
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esearch Emotion and Working Memory Temperament Infant Perception Attention and Early Language
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yeTracking: A Window into  the Mind of a Child 
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nfant  Research Getting Their Attention through Gesture The Problem How do young infants discover that a segment of the sound stream references a particular aspect of the visual world around them?
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Joint Attention accomplished through Gaze Following Point Following But these are not reliably available  before 15 months of age
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Mother Introducing Object Name to  Infant 3-D Motion Analysis of Gesture Sahlstrom, A., Rader, N., & King, D. (2009). Measuring speech-gesture synchrony in mother-to-infant interactions. Presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO. borky
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Tennessee… Tennessee… Look at the Borky
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Digital video technology was used to create the video segments for  the two conditions so that they were identical except for the gesture.    Studying the Effects of Gesture on Early Word Learning in Infants 9-14 Months of Age* Rader, N. & Zukow-Goldring, P. (2011, in press). Caregivers’ Gestures Direct Infant Attention during Early Word Learning: The Importance of Dynamic Synchrony. Language Sciences,33 (4). *Research supported by a grant from NSF
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Method Participants From English-speaking homes in the Ithaca NY area Criterion for participation: Able to look at “mommy” when asked Study 1 17 infants aged 9.8-13.9 months ( M =11.9) Study 2 15 infants aged 9.6-14.7 months ( M =12.5) Design Within-subject design Independent Variable: Type of gesture Study 1 synchronous dynamic vs. static Study 2 synchronous dynamic vs. asynchronous dynamic
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Hypotheses of Research Study 2 Infants will pay more attention to an object at the time a word is said if the dynamic gesture is made in synchrony with the saying of the word, as
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