Peggy Study, Panel P132 Themes: See “Ecological Psychology,” “Midwest and Its Children,” and “One Boy’s Day.” Source: (Lawler); date: 8/3/1980 Title: Text commentary: These clips show it is hard to produce order in episodes from the chaos of everyday negotiated interactions.Barker and Wright would not be surprised. P132A Pre-Experiment, 11mb P132B (Not) Reading Little Black, …

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3V0929.01 Language Rules used to construct new forms (8/8+/80) Peggy is clearly constructing verbal forms by rules. Two sorts are now witnessed: verb tense (past – even if her use be aspectual) and pluralization rules. Spontaneously, she produced BREAKED (8/8). BOOKSES (8/9), GORILLASES (8/13), and DUCKSES (8/13).


3V0924.02 Watching Videotapes: single letters as name symbols (8/3/80) Last night Gretchen and I reviewed four videotapes (weeks 26, 52, 78, and 104). Peggy was in and out during this two hours of viewing (she was alternately watching an hour long Disney show on the basement TV). One question of interest to me was what …

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3V0924.01 Meta-linguistic reflection: “I sorry.” (8/3/80) We have an old clock whose face plate falls off with a distressing regularity. Peggy just bumped the clock, the face plate fell off, and she walked away. Sitting down in the middle of the floor, she called it to my attention. Peggy: I sorry break the clock. Bob: …

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