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3V0644.01 [/pinsh/ (punches doll)…shame] (10/28/79)

Peggy had her doll completely undressed. At one point, she punched it
on the chest, remarking as she did [pinsh…s’em]. Gretchen.


3V0647.01 Baby becomes a toddler on getting shoes. (10/27/79 & 11/1/79)

Peggy just got her first pair of shoes (blue sneakers) and appears very
pleased. I remarked to her that she is a big girl now and had her very
own shoes, so she would not have to use other peoples’, and Peggy in
reply identified herself as a [tod l’r].

“Are you a Baby ?” Gretchen told me of Peggy’s delight in her first pair
of shoes and that she deemed herself a “toddler.” Home from Boston
this evening (must have been 11/1 or 11/2), I hugged Peggy and asked
if she had been a good baby. She replied assertively, “toddler.”


3V0650.01 Diminutive “y”; is it a personal relation indicator, nominal date inserted: 11/3/79 from “Early November”

Peggy has been appending the “y” suffix to a number of words, e.g.
“dog” has become (on occasion) “doggy.” She exhibits the typical
extension in using any new feature. For example, not only has the dog
become “doggy” an alternate name for her toy terrier, not Scurry), but
even BALL has become BALL-y and SOX has become SOX-y. (This, as
Miriam notes rhymes with Foxy and is a most “logical” over extension
in terms of Peggy’s experiences).

What does the diminutive mean to her ? My speculation is that it is a
relation-indicator, one showing personal attachment to objects (as if
equivalent to “my dog.” “my ball,” “my sox.”) This is not much
different from adult usage.


Peggy Study, Panel P092

Themes: Language Development, Object Exploration, Social Interactions
Source: (Lawler); date: 10/29/1979

Text commentary: These clips show ??; Why important ??

P92A Help with Shoes and Socks, 6mb

P92B1 Building Blocks, 16mb

P92B2 Alphabet Blocks, 19mb

P92C1 Reading, with Rob, 17mb

P92C2 Toys, with Rob, 22mb

P92C3 Toys, with Rob, 17mb

P92D1 Standard Objects, 19mb

P92D2 Standard Objects, 16mb

P92E Standard Objects, with Miriam, 10mb