By V. Volterra, C. J. Erting (auth.), Dr. Virginia Volterra, Professor Dr. Carol J. Erting (eds.)
Virginia Volterra and Carol Erting have made an enormous contribu tion to wisdom with this feature of experiences on language acquisi tion. Collections of reports clustered kind of heavily round an issue are ample, yet this one is 1 nique. Volterra and Erting had a transparent plan in brain while making their choice. Taken jointly, the experiences make the case that language is inseparable from human inter motion and verbal exchange and, particularly in infancy, as a lot an issue of gestural as of vocal habit. The editors have prepared the papers in 5 coherent sections and written an advent to every part as well as the anticipated common creation and conclu sion. No introductory path in baby and language improvement might be entire with out this publication. featuring successively experiences of listening to youngsters buying speech languages, of deaf little ones buying signal languages, of pay attention ing young ones of deaf mom and dad, of deaf little ones of listening to mom and dad, and of listening to kids in comparison with deaf young ones, Volterra and Erting supply one a much wider than ordinary view oflanguage acquisition. it's a view that may were most unlikely no longer decades in the past - whilst the first languages of deaf adults had acquired neither reputation nor respect.
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1979). Joel exhibited successive gesturing, reaching thenheadshaking to an offered object, then reaching again, at 14 months, and simultaneous gesturing, reaching while headshaking, at 15 months. Jean also produced simultaneous gesturing, pointing plus nodding, at 15 months. Carol's only instances of successive gesturing involved pointing, reaching, and waving at 17 months. No examples of successive or simultaneous gesturing were observed on Allen's tapes. In addition, Joel and Jean each displayed evidence of visual perspective-taking at 14 months: Joel rotated a picture book 180 to face his mother, and Jean turned a mirror she had been looking into toward her mother's face.
All disagreements were resolved by consensus. Results Tables 1-3 display the children's production of all three gestures and their characteristics by month. Since the sample is small, the findings will be presented descriptively with frequent recourse to the data in the tables. Characteristics of Gestural Development Despite individual variation in rate of acquisition and amount of production, the children's gestures exhibited consistent patterns of development. All the children acquired open-handed reaching early, by 8 or 9 months.
In this chapter, we summarize research that documents how 9- to 15month-old infants deploy their attention when they use gestures and words with The work reported here was supported in part by the National Science Foundation(BNS-80l2068 and BNS-83007l6). B. Adamson et al. adult and peer partners. In addition, we discuss a study that examines the relationship between object sharing during the preverbal period and variations in early language acquisition. This work supports the view that sharing attention to objects with adults provides infants with a rich context for communication months before infants can routinely coordinate attention to both objects and people.
From Gesture to Language in Hearing and Deaf Children by V. Volterra, C. J. Erting (auth.), Dr. Virginia Volterra, Professor Dr. Carol J. Erting (eds.)