Language and Cognition Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
 by Gertie Hoymann

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. There are two tasks: Task 1 – a brief documentation about the culture under investigation with respect to infant-caregiver interaction and parental beliefs. Task 2 – the “decorated room”, a task designed to elicit infant and caregiver.


This Field Manual entry can be downloaded from the MPG Publication Repository:

How to cite this resource?

Salomo, D., & Liszkowski, U. (2009). Socialisation of prelinguistic communication. In A. Majid (Ed.), Field manual volume 12 (pp. 56-57). Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. doi:10.17617/2.844597.

Volume 2009 , filed under Communication before Language.