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3V0660.01 [with daddy]: answer to question “where’s Mimi ?” (11/13/79)

Reported by LaRene Despain:
Waiting for me in the car, LaRene talked with Peggy. Peggy mentioned
“Daddy.” LaRene, “He’s in Boston. What about Mimi ? [Miriam]. where
is Mimi ?” (Peg replied) “With Daddy.” Gretchen.


3V0664.01 Important observation and speculation: hiatus in holophrastic period as structure transition indicator; its disappearance indicates a new level of organization (11/17/79)

[following write-up of [bear come peggy] incident —
This last incident contrasts with what has been Peggy’s normal usage in
situations of accompaniment. It has been typical that when Peggy saw
some action or heard some statement she interpreted and wanted to
apply to her, she would say quickly and assertively, “Too !” This has
force like the common interjection, “Me too !”

What has been most striking to me about Peggy’s speech during this
time while dominated by single words is the tempo of extended
dialogues. The typical situation is that Peggy says one word — and
after a second long pause — says another. I am noting that I have
observed more constancy of rate than of function. I find this
interesting mainly in that it reinforces the vision of words as top-level
elements of semantically rich supportive structures frame- transition
mechanism – with one word salient in each activated frame.

We don’t know, of course, what one “word” is — the better, more
general term would be idiom…. but that, while it might be more
accurate would not express the obvious point that Peggy’s locutions are
so limited in general that she mostly says “words.”


Peggy Study, Panel P094

Themes: Language Development, Object Exploration, Social Interactions
Source: (Lawler); date: 11/11/1979

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

P94A Rolling Bell, with GPL, 20mb

P94B Ring Tower, with GPL, 22mb

P94C1 Box of Toy Animals, 20mb

P94C2 Box of Toy Animals, 20mb

P94D Standard Objects, plus Dog, 21mb

P94E1 Standard Objects plus Toys, 19mb

P94E2 Standard Objects plus Toys, 20mb