P104, Peggy at 2 years (video): Peggy’s choices; standard objects; puzzle-box; blocks w/Miriam; books, also w/Rob.


3V7033.03 More variations and pause deletions; noun-noun structure (1/25/80) Peggy, Gretchen, and I drove over to Clinton to retrieve Scurry from the kennel. As we rode along, I tried explaining my views of the importance of Peggy’s variations and pause deletions. Peggy was more interested in my furry gloves. She asked for them (they were …

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3V0733.02 More variations. (1/25/80) Over the past few days, Peggy has been using the words ‘many’ and ‘more’ in various contexts. Example : sitting on my lap, Peggy looked up at the picture illustrating Chaucer’s Canterbury pilgrims, and remarked P : ‘Many (unclear).’ G : What ? What did you say ? P : Many …

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3V0733.01 [chin hurts] Variation anchor, abetted by questioning. (1/25/80) Peggy somehow hurt herself, and when asked what was the matter, replied, ‘Chin hurts.’ A few days previously, as I was changing her diaper, I became aware that she was talking away. P : ‘…neck….hurt (or hurts, I could not notice)…’ G : ‘Your neck hurts, …

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3V0731.01 At the Childrens’ Museum (1/23/89) Peggy and the rest of us came to Boston for her birthday. My reasons for proposing this trip were that I though she would enjoy the infant’s castle at the children’s museum, to introduce her to the Kuehnle’s, and to introduce her to Logo. We all went to the …

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3V0729.01 [bye, X] -> [bye chair]…[bye table]…[by stairs]…(as bedroom entered) [bye bed] [bye culdy]…bye Robby… bye Mimi…(bob, from afar, “what about daddy?”) bye daddy] [bye house…bye car…bye trees…bye house (a neighbor, the car now moving) Going upstairs to have her diapers changed, Peggy recited a litany as we passed.


3V0728.04 [to-me]: another bound preposition (1/20/80) Asking for a xxxttle (candy) Peggy held out her hand and commanded, ‘to me.’ Gretchen.


3V0728.03 [take X] Central note on syntax development: Anchored on verb “take”; following agent is variable. The phrases (sentences) made of two elements; they have internal pauses deleted. (1/20/80) Miriam brought to my attention today what I expect to be primary evidence for the pause deletion development of Peggy’s speech. Miriam reported that Peggy was …

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3V0728.01 CAUSE – toilet training; cause, agent, effect (1/20/80) We have tried to interest Peggy in using a small toilet. She plays with it, pushing around the house, chasing the dog with it, and so forth – investigating the removable pot and peering at it every which way. Now she knows the clothes come off …

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3V0728.01 [Robby…lookit] vocative + verb example (plus others) (1/20/80) Another example of a vocative-verb to element structure. Peggy, just now, (1/29/80) came out with another, more directly comparable to ‘Mimi…did-it’), she carried a book to Robby and said ‘Robby, do-it.’