Language and Cognition Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
 by Stephen C. Levinson

Communication before Language (2 entries)

In the Communication Before Language project we investigate infants’ developing social cognition and social motivation in relation to their emerging prelinguistic communication within social and cultural contexts.

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Socialisation of Prelinguistic Communication

Little is known about cultural differences in interactional practices with infants. The goal of this task is to document the nature and emergence of caregiver-infant interaction/ communication in different cultures.More →

Infant Pointing (9-15 Months) in Different Cultures

There are two tasks for conducting systematic observation of child-caregiver joint attention interactions. Task 1 – a “decorated room” designed to elicit infant and caregiver pointing. Task 2 – videotapedMore →