Peggy Study, Panel P090 Themes: Language Development, Object Exploration Source: (Lawler); date: 10/15/1979 Title: Text commentary: Clips C & E show command of a few names and action words. There is no evidence of inflection for number. Neither “and” nor “in” are used. “Out” is spoken appropriately, but only on removal of an item from …

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Peggy Study, Panel P089 Themes: Language Development, Object Exploration, Social Relations Source: (Lawler); date: 10/8/1979 Title: Text commentary: These clips show both growing command of insertions and creative use of language to express ideas; e.g. at the end of P89D4 Peggy points out the nose on her toy, asserts that her Momma has a nose, …

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Peggy Study, Panel P088 Themes: Objects, Language, Social Interaction Source: (Lawler); date: 10/1/1979 Title: Text commentary: These clips show how extensive is vocal, pre-verbal communication. P88A Blocks & Teddy, 23mb P88B1 Interpreting Talk, 20mb P88B2 Interpreting Talk, 23mb P88C Wind-Up Car, 6mb P88D1 Wind-Up Car & Scooter, 21mb P88D2 Wind-Up Car, 5mb P88E1 Std Objects: …

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Peggy Study, Panel P087 Themes: Language Development, Object Exploration, Reading Source: (Lawler); date: 9/24/1979 Title: Text commentary: These clips show language tests; introduction of conical post to Ring Tower; P87A1 Objects, Sound, Light, 18mb P87A2 Grammar Test, 15mb P87B Ring Tower, Cone Replacing Rod, 13mb P87C1 Standard Objects, 20mb P87C2 Standard Objects, 21mb P87C3 Standard …

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Peggy Study, Panel P086 Themes: Language Development, Object Exploration, Reading Source: (Lawler); date: 9/17/1979 Title: Text commentary: These clips show ??; Why important ?? P86A1 Box Puzzle, 22mb P86A2 Box Puzzle, 7mb P86B Reading with GPL, 15mb P86C Reading with Bob, 21mb P86D1 Box Puzzle, 12mb P86D2 Box Puzzle, 19mb P86E1 Crib Panel Toy, 1mb …

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Peggy Study, Panel P085 Themes: Scurry, Objects with Bob, Books with Gretchen Source: (Lawler); date: 9/10/1979 Title: Text commentary: These clips show pre-counting behavior and exploring insertion into and through a cylinder P85A Scurry & a Problem Solved, 12mb P85B1 Objects, Counting, 24mb P85B2 Objects, Counting, 20mb P85B3 Objects: ball & cylinder, 21mb P85B4 Objects: …

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Peggy Study, Panel P084 Themes: Language Development, Precursors of central cognitive skills. Source: (Lawler); date: 9/3/1979 Title: Text commentary: These clips show language development, encouragement of “loud thinking,” and precursors of quantity and inclusion. P84A1 Ring Tower and Talk, 12mb P84A2 Rings and Pockets, 18mb P84B1 Blocks, etc., 25mb P84B2 Peggy & Her Chair, 11mb …

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Peggy Study, Panel P083 Themes: Reading, Object Exploration, Language Development Source: (Lawler); date: 8/27/1979 Title: Text commentary: These clips show how much Peggy controlled the activity recorded (if there was any question about that).. P83A1 Wanting to Read, 8mb P83A2 Wanting to Read, 23mb P83B1 Building Blocks, 19mb P83B2 Building Blocks, 24mb P83C1 Reading with …

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Peggy Study, Panel P082 Themes: Reading, Talking, Standard Objects Source: (Lawler); date: 8/20/1979 Title: Text commentary: These clips show ??; Why important ?? P82A1 Reading, w/GPL, 23mb P82A2 Reading, w/GPL, 14mb P82B Putting-On, 18mb P82C1 Standard Objects, 19mb P82C2 Standard Objects + Book, 35mb P82D1 Standard Objects, 11mb P82D2 Standard Objects, 24mb


Peggy Study, Panel P081 Themes: Language development, Social Interaction, Object Exploration Source: (Lawler); date: 8/13/1979 Title: Text commentary: These clips show ??; Why important ?? P81A Talk re:Bear-Hug, 19mb P81B Corkscrew, with GPL, 19mb P81C1 Rob reads “Pokey Little Puppy”, 22mb P81C2 Rob and Peggy: “Puppies” Book, 18mb P81D Peggy Bouncing Balls, 20mb P81E1 Standard …

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Peggy Study, Panel P080 Themes: Language Development, Object Exploration Source: (Lawler); date: 8/5/1979 Title: Text commentary: These clips show the relevance of touch in confirming personal permanence through an opaque object (Pane C1) and then, of sight of one’s self in comprehending penetration of an object with a hole (Pane C3). This is relevant to …

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Peggy Study, Panel P079 Themes: Playing with Rob, Objects Source: (Lawler); date: 7/30/1979 Title: Text commentary: These clips show most extensive interactions with Rob; balls, cylinders, beanbag pre-counting P79A1 Rob’s Toy Car, 22mb P79A2 Ring Tower, 14mb P79A3.1 Wooden Nickels, 13mb P79A3.2 Wooden Nickels, 24mb P79A3.3 Wooden Nickels, 4mb P79A3.4 Wooden Nickels, 20mb P79B1 Standard …

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P091, Peggy at 21 months (video): balls w/Rob; words w/Miriam; books in reach; blocks, talking; standard objects; other objects.


3V0639.02 [hold dog]:assembled command. 10/23/79 Going upstairs, Peggy paused at the bottom, then handed me her “snoopy” pull toy and ordered [hold dog]. Gretchen.


3V0639.01 /gae/mr/ = grandmother (visiting); /teh/teh/=tickle. 10/23/79 Peggy’s grandmother has been visiting for the past several days. Today Peggy names her /graemm’r/. Gretchen.


3V0638.03 Naming: metalinguistic note: changes in the name of Scurry; Naming Miriam and LaRene /nehm/. 10/22/79 Over the past week or two, Peggy’s name for Scurry has shifted somewhat from /kuhl/dah/ or /kuhl/dae/ or /kar/di/ (roughly). She has shown a tendency also to call other dogs /dawg/ rather than /kuhl/dae/. I have told her that …

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3V0638.02 Everything’s a pen if it comes out of my pocket. 10/22/79 Recently I’ve done some electrical work. I usually keep small tools in my pockets — a screwdriver, for instance. when Peggy sat in my lap this afternoon, she found in my shirt pockets a pen knife (she had seen it before and knew …

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3V0638.01 Holophrase sequences: [goody…scurry…food…treat] see note below: # 289 10/22/79 Peggy knows where Scurry’s goodies are kept, and often asks to give her one (frequently giving it a nibble herself in transit). She has always called it /fu/ (“food”). Today, as I got Scurry’s heartworm pill from the shelf above, Peggy pointed up and said …

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3V0636.01 /cup…au.ehl/: adjective < further specification of idiom "owl-cup"; idiom degenerates and is reconstructed from more successfully competitive /kup/ in pre-standard order MAJOR EXAMPLE Pointing to my own coffee cup, Peggy remarked /kuhp/, then after a pause said /au ehl/ (owl). I have always identified this cup for Peggy as my owl cup, and pointed ...

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30V633.01 Spontaneous identification of toy whirling-disk as a fan ? 10/17/79 Pointing to a part of her crib toy, a circular multi-colored piece that spins in either direction when you twirl the knob in the middle, Peggy identified it (without being asked) as a /faen/. Peggy sometimes sucks on her middle fingers until they are …

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3V0632.01 [/teh/boin/?]: speculation about remote activity-telephone [sae/vi]=sorry after poking with a pen. 10/16/79 Upstairs with Peggy when the telephone rang. I went downstairs, answered it, and returned to Peggy upstairs after a short conversation. She looked at me and commented /teh/boin/, i.e. “telephone.” Peggy poked me with a pen. I said “Ouch!” and she replied …

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3V0630.01 [gotcha]: verbal accompaniment of micro-script. Peggy sat in my lap as I warmed me toes before the fire. At her request, the toy Scotty was in her lap. She remarked [fire… hot], repeating our frequent warning to her. I said “toes warm” and taking her legs, held up her toes parallel to mine. The …

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3V0628.01 [hurt…ham(mer?)]: instrumental case in presyntactic form 10/12/79 Working at completing the partition in Robby’s room, I set a chair across the doorway to keep Peggy away from the tools and paint. Having removed my shoes (paint on the bottom of one), I came out of the room carrying a hammer. Stepping over the obstacles, …

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3V0626.01 [mama hurt. mama hurt. hurt head] Context permits 10/10/79 This morning was a bad one for me. Rearranging the fire in the upstairs fireplace, I banged the back of my head on the lintel. Peggy could see and hear that I was upset. Less than five minutes later, I passed through the partially completed …

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3V0625.01 Spontaneous [wet]: G: are you wet? P: /shen/.=”change”. 10/9/79 Peggy came over to me, pulling at her diaper and exclaiming /weht/. “Are you wet ?” Peggy replied: /shen/. Gretchen.


3V0623.01 [my daddy]: first recorded use of possessive modifier without hiatus and inverted order (see note #242) 10/7/79 With the picnic table newly set up in the kitchen, Peggy came walking more or less cautiously down the bench to run to my arms. She put her arms about my neck as I caught her and …

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3V0622.02 [bag…culdae gone]: extremely non-standard order. Peggy was roving about with a plastic, opaque bag in one hand. She picked up the toy Scotty we bought in Boston and stuffed it in the bag. Peggy saw me looking at her and explained, [bag culdae gone]. Importance: locative (into the bag) Agent (culdah) Activity (playing game …

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3V0622.01 [mama got eye]: MAJOR NOTE on cognitive structures behind speech; topic and comment at “discourse” level, not a word level. 10/6/79 Gretchen long ago began instructing Peggy in the names of body parts, especially of the face. Recently, Peggy has surprised me by making comments about the commonality of the body parts. For example, …

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3V0620.02 [memi]: calling Miriam by name. Peggy was inquiring for her father, “Dada ?” I told her he was in Boston. Peggy then said /meh/mi/ which I interpreted as “Miriam.” Gretchen.


3V0620.01 [(ice)cream]=/kim/ 10/4/79 Last night, Robby and Peggy had ice cream. This morning as she picked up her used dish, brought it over to me, and inquired hopefully /kim?/ Gretchen.


3V0619.02 [/cul/du/eat]: sentence. 10/3/79 Peggy left a partially eaten hot dog on the low hearth. Later I saw Scurry prowling about, and asked Peggy, “Where is your hot dog?” She replied [/cul/duh/ eat] Gretchen.


3V0619.01 Calling Robby by name. 10/3/79 Today Peggy started calling Robby by name. She called him repeatedly during this day and the following. Gretchen.


3V0615.02 [ma cup]: progression toward standard order. 9/29/79; cf. 9/17 Another “cup” episode under similar circumstances, save that Peggy’s first comment was [ma cup]. Gretchen.


3V0615.01 [bag gone]: hiding bag behind her; 9/29/79 Peggy playing “gone” with a bag, holding it behind her, and remarking [bag gone]. Gretchen.


3V0614.02 [Da…door…go]: pre-sentence 9/28/79 Upstairs with Peggy in our bedroom. The door shut to keep her from going downstairs, since we are here only a short time and I don’t want to bother with the gate. Peggy was a little restless, wanting to leave. She went to the door and pushed, saying [door…door]. Then (knowing …

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3V0614.01 [gone]: first explicit verbal joke. 9/28/79 Peggy still enjoys putting things in my pockets and taking them out. Not only does she ask for a pen (/pehn/) but she explains that she is putting in or taking out of the pocket (pae/taet/) by saying [in there] (as she stuffs a pen in) or [put …

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3V0613.01 [please]: first time use noticed; not a family focus. Peggy wanted a drink of my wine. She approached me pleading, “sip…sip…sip…sip…sip…sip…p’ease ?” She has used /sihp/ previously to mean [give me a sip], but this is the first time I have heard her use “please.” This word has not been emphasized to her. Gretchen.


3V0615.05 More word practice and an inference: “sleepy” is a signifier appropriate to an observed yawn. 9/26/79 I yawned. Peggy looked at me and immediately inquired /S’ipi ?/ The following morning a similar incident occurred with Miriam. For a day or so, every time any one yawned, Peggy would as /s’ipi?/ This is another word …

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3V0612.04 Word practice: (“terrible” = /teh/bu/) 9/26/79 This morning, changing Peggy’s diaper, I remarked to her “Poor Peggy. You are wet and soggy. That’s terrible.” Later on in the day, I heard Peggy repeating something to herself. Listening, I heard /teh/buh/. She repeated the word a number of times, as if practicing. Gretchen.


3V0612.03 Getting a name wrong: [pooh pooh]: Tiger in Madeline (=> a new word = last phrase in discourse) 9/26/79 [Pooh pooh] (with falling intonation). Reading Madeline today. As we turned the page which shows the little girls skating (left) and at the zoo (right), Peggy immediately pointed to the tiger in the right hand …

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3V0612.02 [help…zzzzz]: ie. please wind up my toy car. 9/26/79 Conversation: Peggy “He’p” Gretchen: Help? do you want some help ? What do you want help with ?” Peggy: [Zzzz…] She wanted me to wind up a little spring driven car. Gretchen.


3V0612.01 [kiss]: spontaneous and kisses Gretchen. While I was working in the kitchen, Peggy walked by holding a doll. She held it up , said “kiss” and kissed the doll. A week later (9/26) Peggy repeated this with me, saying spontaneously [kiss] and leaning over to kiss me. (repeats text of 3V0604) Gretchen.


3V0611.01 Counting cookie request [one…two…two ?] 9/25/79 This morning, Peggy asked for a cookie. As I gave it to her, she said “One,… two…. two ?” She waited until I gave her a second cookie. Gretchen.


3V0610.01 [diaper…shit]: proto-sentence. 9/24/79 Peggy is taking a more active role in indicating a need for diaper change. Frequently she will come over and pick at her plastic pants. Today she included a verbal reference to /dai/puh/ (sometimes she will remark [wet] and after a pause added [shit]. (she was right.) Gretchen.


3V0609.02 [pass]: desired food at table. [bark] replacing /vae/vae’/ 9/23/79 At lunch today Peggy coveted our sandwiches. I don’t recall whether the offer to give her some was direct or indirect; but Peggy reached out her hand, waving and calling impatiently and imperiously, [pass, pass] “Bark” is replacing “vava” as the word indicating what dogs …

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3V0609.01 [light off]: complex situation represented by order free catenation of words. 9/23/79 Peggy and I have played with a flash light recently, which I switched on and off and gave to her to play with. I named it for her as a “light” which she reproduced as /lait/. Peggy has since found lights everywhere …

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3V0605.01 [kiss]: kisses doll spontaneously; verbal self-direction 9/19/79 While I was working in the kitchen, Peggy walked by holding a doll. She held it up , said “kiss” and kissed the doll. A week later (9/26) Peggy repeated this with me, saying spontaneously [kiss] and leaning over to kiss me. (text repeated in 3V0611.1). Gretchen.


3V0603.01 [cup…mama]: word catenation used to express an instantaneous relation that later becomes syntactically expressed. 9/17/79 Peggy sat in my lap while I sipped at my morning coffee. She has lately been naming the containers from which I drink things, e.g. /kaen/ for a beer can and /kuhp/ for such a one as she pointed …

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3V0597.02 Gotcha: a game – shows fluidity of actions and control over them at the complete and partial changes of rules (see also P.85) Peggy has long played a game with me where she would come between my knees and I would give her a gentle squeeze, saying “gotcha”. Her control of the game was …

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3V0597.01 [sharp]: diaper pins This morning as I was changing her diaper, Peggy handed me a diaper pin with the observation [sha] (sharp). She has often been told about pins, but not recently.