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3V1029.01 Graphics as names (11/16/80)

Peggy sat on the floor, a large Richard Scary book opened to the title
page which was decorated with the drawing of a large moose. The
words, of course, were the title of the book. Peggy read it: “That say


3V1033.01 Holophrastic verbs: imitation of Peggy by Miriam as confirmation

Peggy imitates Miriam — sure enough — but the opposite is also true.
Miriam has begun imitating Peggy’s single word descriptions…. single
VERB descriptions. Peggy may pick up a cookie, say emphatically “eat”
and pop it in her mouth. When reclaiming toys from the others, she
may seize one with the accompanying utterance, “take”. this usage —
so far as I have observed — only occurs with verbs of physical action.
This is an important example in her behavior of meta-linguistic
knowledge. that is, Peggy clearly distinguishes names (which may go
with pictures) from verbs which describe (her) actions. It is important
(and useful to Peggy) that her siblings imitate her usage in this case —
thereby confirming the subject predicate distinction Peggy already

note for Gretchen: Can you note more examples of this ? or counter-
examples ?


3V1035.01 Constructive reading: Reading pictures and her own memories

Peggy’s crib is an unbelievable mess. There is hardly room for her with
all the animals, covers, books in it. When put to bed before she’s
sleepy, she will often read silently to herself. I have heard her, in the
mornings, reading aloud. It is clear she can read nothing but the
pictures — and her own memories. She makes up her own “reading”
from what she remembers and what she observes in the pictures.

At first, Peggy felt embarrassed about this constructive reading. She
KNEW SHE couldn’t read — but she became convinced it was OK for
reading to herself and to me. I often go to bed earlier than the children
— Peggy likes to pop into bed beside me with a Tintin. She has often
failed to get me to read it when I am too sleepy and then has been content
to read to me.


Peggy Study, Panel P147

Themes: Language Development, Object Exploration, Social Interactions
Source: (Lawler); date: 11/17/1980

Text commentary: These clips comprise a shortened experiment (20 minutes); recording speed slow down reduces voice pitch again.

P147A1 Puzzle Box, 22mb

P147A2 Puzzle Box, 24mb

P147A3 Puzzle Box, 21mb

P147B Counting Hats, 6mb

P147C1 Reading, 15mb

P147C2 Reading, 14mb