P039

Peggy Study, Panel P039 Themes: Communication, Object Exploration, Social Interaction Source: (Lawler); date: 10/23/1978 Title: Text commentary: These clips show ??; Why important ?? P039A1 In the High Chair, 27mb P039A2 In the High Chair, 22mb P039B Interlude, 2mb P039C1 In the Walker, 28mb P039C2 In the Walker, 21mb P039D High Chair Again 24mb P039E …

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P037

Peggy Study, Panel P037 Themes: Communication, Object Exploration, Social Interaction Source: (Lawler); date: 10/9/1978 Title: Text commentary: These clips show ??; Why important ?? P37A1 Miriam and Peggy, 26mb P37A2 Vocal Imitation, 4mb P37B Rob and Peggy, 21mb P37C1 Feeding Peggy, 16mb P37C2 Feeding Peggy, 14mb P37D Instruction with GPL, 4mb P37E1 Objects on the …

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P038

Peggy Study, Panel P038 Themes: Playpen and Car Seat as context, Functionalal and Standard Objects, solitary Vocal Behavior Source: (Lawler); date: 10/16/1978 Title: Text commentary: These clips show ??; Why important ?? P38A1 Playpen: Ring Tower, 18mb P38A2 Playpen: Standard Objects, 19mb P38A3 Playpen: Standard Objects, 20mb P38A4 Playpen: Vocalization, 20mb P38A5 Playpen: Ejections, 12mb …

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P036

Peggy Study, Panel P036 Themes: Communication, Object Exploration, Social Interactions Source: (Lawler); date: 10/2/1978 Title: Text commentary: These clips show ??; Why important ?? P36A Ring Tower, 14mb P36B1 Box with Blocks, 19mb P36B2 Box with Blocks, 21mb P36B3 Box with Blocks, 14mb P36C Indicating Choice, 22mb P36D1 Sets of Objects, 23mb P36D2 Sets of …

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P035

Peggy Study, Panel P035 Themes: Early Language Interactions, Object Exploration, a Typical Feeding SItuation Source: (Lawler); date: 9/24/1978 Title: Text commentary: These early clips show Peggy can be engaged in vocal communication; they help define a baseline for language development. The early play with objects on the floor has and has had the same purpose. …

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P030

Peggy Study, Video P030 Themes: Object Knowledge, pre-Language Communication Source: (Lawler); date: 8/20/1978 Title: Text commentary: This panel is an attempt to use directly for this archive material edited earlier. The quality of the clips may be inadequate. This failing will be remedied eventually by returning to earlier sources and reproducing this clips with better …

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3V0278.2

3V0278.02 Pipe play: giving as a communication protocol 10/27/78 PIPE PLAY — When sitting in my lap, Peggy frequently ends up with one of my old pipes. (I still carry them about in a shirt pocket and chew on the stem, though I no longer smoke.) These pipes of mine have become a favorite toy …

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3V0278.1

3V0278.01 “Pick me up” gesture as precursor of causality. 10/27/78; When wanting to be picked up, Peggy’s habit has been to crawl to your feet and look up, crying and wailing. Oftimes, we would hold out our hands as she crawled over to show both our readiness and that we wanted her to come to …

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3V0277.1

3V0277.01 Rolling Objects (10/26/78) At home alone with Peggy, I brought her from the living room to play in the bedroom while I worked there. Peggy had been playing with tinker-toy connectors of this sort (sketch of wooden cylinder with holes on the top, bottom, and around the side). Even when I put her, sitting, …

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3V0275.1

3V0275.01 Sitting Up (10/24/78) We have been disinclined to sit Peggy on the floor. We have no rugs because of Miriam’s allergies and when Peggy might fall sideways, she would take a solid crack on the skull. This night, both the older children played in the bedroom and Peggy crawled about on the floor crying. …

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3V0271.1

3V0271.01 A Walker: social pushiness as instruction 10/20/78 For several weeks, we have discussed buying a walker for Peggy because of her preference for standing and as a device she could use to increase her scope. We have seen them on sale and today bought one. Relevance: The first incident shows Miriam’s intrusiveness, driving Peggy …

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3V0269.1

3V0269.01 Standing in her crib (Miriam did it) (10/18/78) Peggy has shown much more inclination to stand than to sit. It has been hard even to get her to sit down in a lap. Today, Miriam called out from the girls’ room most excitedly, “Mom, Dad, come see. Peggy’s standing by herself.” And Peggy was …

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3V0267.1

3V0267.01 Associating Sounds with People. Interesting Action. 10/16 Peggy went through a period of several days where she seemed to associate her sounds with people. The most striking case was ma-ma(repeated an indefinite number of times with no obvious relevant stress on intonational accenting), which she apparently connected with Gretchen. This delighted Gretchen, who would …

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3V0263.2

3V0263.02 Social Selection of some actions Social Selection of some actions as interesting leads to their entering the repertoire. RELEVANCE (of preceding story in V0263.01) — Here we see an accidental correspondence of two actions selected as significant, of interest, to another person. This stumbling upon an interesting new pattern so pleased Peggy that she …

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3V0263.1

3V0263.01 Waving, communication through imitation. 10/12 WAVING — Peggy sat in my lap after dinner. We had indulged in some conversations with Peggy. Robby approached my chair and Peggy said /ae/, flapping both her arms as she has long done when excited. Robby repeated /ae/ and waved his right arm. Peggy smiled then /ae/ /ae/, …

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3V0262.2

3V026202 Wariness of Strangers STRANGERS — Peggy seems now much more wary of others. Frank and Annie Schoeman were here Sunday (10/08); and Peggy would not let Annie hold her but screamed every time Annie touched her. Even with Miriam, who plays with her every day and always wants to hold Peggy and carry her …

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3V0262.1

3V0262.01 Peggy Imitating Robby Noises.. 10/11 IMITATION — Peggy was sitting in her seat at the dining room table. Robby was seated at the table also. He made a series of loud kissing noises directed to her. Finally I asked him to stop. In the silence that followed, a soft but distinct repetition of the …

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3V0256.1

3V0256.01 Verbal Imitation of “shoe” 10/01 Gretchen left Peggy with me while she made cookies in preparation for the first meeting of Robby’s cub scout pack. After trying to constrain Peggy various ways and failing, I let her roam around the floor of our bedroom/ study. After beating the log carrier with her toy giraffe …

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3V0254.1

3V025401 Miriam naming people for Peggy. 10/03 NAMING — This was one of those bad days for Miriam where her wheezing/ upchucking of medicine kept her home from school. Thus early in the morning she was saddled with responsibility for Peggy. Miriam played with Peggy on the bed and as is frequently the case with …

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3V0248.1

3V0248.01 (9/27/78) Peggy was playing with her ring toy on the bedroom floor. She had two of the bigger rings and was banging them down in an apparent effort to get them to roll. When they did so, she watched most intently. 10/2: Playing with Peggy and the smallest (purple) ring. I rolled it to …

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3V0247.1

3V0247.01 Naming buttons in verbal imitation. Gretchen’s instruction “cookie”: 9/26/78; The older children in school and Gretchen chauffeuring a house guest to the bus depot, Peggy was left alone in my care for a few hours today. After her nap and my tending to a variety of her needs, Peggy decided my lap was the …

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3V0246.1

3V0246.01 Rejecting food: 9/25/78 Peggy being fed. Deciding she had enough, she stuck out her tongue, full and rounded, effectively blocking off her mouth. At another feeding, she did the same, then looked at me and smiled and opened her mouth for food — (Was it a test to see if she could refuse food …

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3V0245.2

3V0245.02 P035 is where Peggy’s verbal imitation began 9/24/78 9/24 On reviewing P 35, we can see that Peggy began verbal imitation RIGHT THERE! During the experiment, I thought she did not imitate my vowel sounds. On closer review you can see her imitate /b/\b/ /b/\b/ /b/\b/ – /ae/ and /m/\m/. Peggy is now able …

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3V0245.1

3V0245.01 Everyday prohibitions as source of naming 9/24/78 Peggy was crawling about on the living room floor as Gretchen chatted with a house guest. The floor was littered with her toys and the dog’s. “No, Peggy. Don’t chew on that. That’s Scurry’s bone.” RELEVANCE — The kinds of verbal naming formulae witnessed by Ninio appear …

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3V0243.1

3V0243.01 Surface phenomena: chewing on the duck appliqué 9/22/78 Last Friday (9/22/78) Peggy went to the doctor’s. I was wearing a blue T-shirt with an anchor appliqué in the center. Peggy showed quite a bit of interest in the anchor and tried to chew on it. Subsequently (9/27 and other times), I noticed her playing …

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3V0241.1

3V0241.01 Bub-bub-bub now Peggy’s dominant sound. Peggy’s conversations today began with /b/\b/ /b/\b/ /b/\b/. 9/21 ff. /b/\b/ has now become the dominant phone in Peggy’s conversations. We’ve decided to do an extra tape on Sunday, P 35, to try to capture Peggy’s morning conversations.

3V0240.1

3V0240.01 Substituting “bub” for /ae/ in conversations with Peggy. 9/19 /b/\b/b/\b/b/\b/ — Peggy’s conversations at table have continued much as previously described. Her primary phoneme is /ae/ in this use, which she repeats with many variations of tone, length and number of repetitions. In our conversations of this day, I tried to see if Peggy …

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3V0239.1

3V0239.01 Naming buttons. 9/18 NAMING — Peggy was sitting in Gretchen’s lap, facing her. She began playing with the buttons on Gretchen’s sweater, first handling them then trying to put them in her mouth. “Those are BUTTONS, Peggy, BUTTONS. Don’t put them in your mouth.” Stopped from playing with Gretchen’s sweater, Peggy turned to her …

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3V0236.2

3V0236.02 Miriam as Instructor (9/15/78) Miriam has been trying to ‘teach’ Peggy to sit up and walk. The latter especially makes me uneasy because I fear her dropping Peggy. Miriam typically props Peggy up on the bed and returns her toys when dropped so Peggy doesn’t fall over reaching for them. I discussed sitting up …

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3V0236.1

3V0236.01 Gretchen and Miriam with “Peggy, come here.” 9/15 COME HERE — Gretchen has been teaching Peggy to respond in specific ways to a variety of simultaneous gestures. When Peggy wants to get up, for example, she usually cries and arches her back. Then Gretchen holds out two arms to her, wiggling her fingers, and …

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3V0234.1

3V0234.01 Gretchen Instructing Peggy in Naming. 9/13 WORDS — For the past week or so I have been talking more to Peggy concerning simple everyday actions. The prototype is getting her out of the crib. “Peggy, give me your hand.” (Holding out my hand to her.) “OK. Give me your other hand.” “Good girl. Now. …

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3V0233.9

3V0233.09 Debugging (major story) 9/12 A LITTLE DEBUGGING — Sunday morning I gave Peggy the “Fermi Spool” experiments wheel and axle: two 3″ wooden wheels with a fat pencil between them as axle. This was Peggy’s first rolling toy — and it was able to get away from her. When it came my way I …

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3V0233.8

3V0233.08 Dancing, disappearance, and reappearance 9/12 Last night (9/12) Peggy sat in my lap as we played some records I brought back from Boston. Robby and Miriam had been cooped up inside this rainy afternoon, and when they heard some fast jigs and reels by De Danaan, went into their own version of step dancing …

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3V0233.7

3V0233.07 Object Permanence and Throwing Away Toys | Peggy sat in my lap, Sunday, playing with her rattle. The chair had several inches of space between the wooden arm and the seat cushion. Peggy’s legs dangled over mine at the left near that gap. She threw her rattle over the arm of the chair and …

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3V0233.6

3V0233.06 Other Selves in Television and the Mirror 9/12 9/13 (in Guilford) Sunday morning (9/10) we had our first bedroom fire. To permit that I had on Saturday rearranged the furniture so there was none near the fireplace. After that initial rearrangement I set up the videotape and started viewing P 32 to make sure …

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3V0233.5

3V0233.05 Miriam as Instructor 9/12 MIRIAM AS INSTRUCTOR — Miriam frequently gets stuck with the job of caring for Peggy over short intervals of time. For example, she may care for her while Gretchen bathes in the morning. Miriam’s play varies considerably. Sometimes she plays interactively (cf. 8/26); other times she plays with Peggy more …

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3V0233.4

3V0233.04 Her Question /ae/? 9/12 This text has been absorbed into the preceding note “Understanding ‘No’.” for the time being….

3V0233.3

3V0233.03 Understanding the command “No!” 9/12 UNDERSTANDING “NO” — Saturday I sat in my chair trying to write. Gretchen left Peggy on the floor of our bedroom/study while she tended to the wash. Peggy played with the sunlight and shadows made by trees moving beyond the porch and open screen door, then turned her attention …

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3V0233.2

3V0233.02 Peek a boo and the car trunk lid: 9/12 PEEK-A-BOO AND THE CAR TRUNK LID — Wednesday (9/6), when we returned Miriam to school after her appointment with the allergist, Gretchen bought some groceries and left me with Peggy. Peggy was very unhappy, having missed her morning nap and needing a diaper change — …

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3V0233.1

3V0233.01 Peek a Boo, a Central game for Peggy 9/12 EYE CONTACT AND PEEK-A-BOO Peggy has been playing PEEK for some time now, and it is a central game for her, i.e. one from which her knowledge of the world and objects’ permanence is growing outward (cf. notes on 8/26). When we sit at table …

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3V0225.4

3V0225.04 Limits of Debugging and Body Awareness 9/04 Peggy not only crawls now, she goes over obstacles such as arms that are in her way. Playing on the bed, I tried to keep her from the edge by blocking her path with my arm. Since she could crawl over it, I held the arm off …

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3V0225.3

3V0225.03 Miriam Giving the Ring Tower Lessons 9/04 During the last week, I found Miriam sitting on the floor with Peggy, playing with the ring tower. “I’m teaching Peggy how to put the rings on,” she explained.

3V0225.2

3V0225.02 Recognition Vocabulary 09/04 What words does Peggy recognize at 32 weeks? It’s very clear she recognizes her name (and Gretchen avers she has for some time) with considerable discrimination. The evidence is of various sorts. When I fed her last night (pears on the spoon) she was distracted by her rattle and the liner …

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3V0225.1

3V0225.01 Introducing Books. 9/04 A few days ago Miriam and Peggy were together on my bed, i.e. Peggy was crawling all over and Miriam was assigned guard duty. But Miriam was reading her Nancy Drew mystery. To keep Peggy’s excursions constrained, she introduced her to books, explaining, “See, Peggy, This is a book. This is …

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3V0221.6

3V0221.06 Putting People Inside Boats (8/31/78) Another “inside” oriented play with a boat and two toy men, all both toys. After a morning bath, Peggy has appeared to be trying to put the men into the boat but has not yet succeeded.

3V0221.5

3V0221.05 Rolling Objects (8/31/78) Down on the floor afterwards, playing with the ring tower, the purple ring escaped her in such a way as to roll across the floor — a good four feet, Peggy was quite surprised (so the look on her face testified). Gretchen tried to toss it back, but the ring landed …

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3V0221.4

3V0221.04 Peggy Discovers an Inside (8/31/78) Just now, we played on the bed after Peggy’s feeding. She crawled up to the headboard — fascinated both because of the wood grain and scroll work. She reached for and pulled a knob on the drawer of an adjacent small table. The drawer came open a few inches …

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3V0221.3

3V0221.03 Putting On (8/31/78) Two days ago, the peg came out of the ring tower and instead of replacing it, I cut a hole through the bottom of the base and inserted the peg from that side. Now the effective bottom of the base is flat and the peg will not rock out of the …

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3V0221.2

3V0221.02 Peggy Following Gretchen’s Pointing to a Mirror: 8/31/78; A couple days ago I was upstairs in the hall about 5-6 feet away from the mirror with Peggy in my arms. We faced the mirror, but Peg’s attention was on something (such as her toes) and she did not notice the reflection. I said, “Look …

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3V0221.1

3V0221.01 Peggy at the Beach: 8/31/78; The older children have been going down to the beach just about every afternoon, weather permitting. Since they cannot go alone (not good enough swimmers) I accompany them to keep an eye on them. Usually Peggy comes with us. We walk down, Peggy in the stroller and spread out …

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