Peggy Study, Panel P153 Themes: Language Development, Object Exploration, Social Interaction Source: (Lawler); date: 12/29/1980 Title: Text commentary: These clips show ??; Why important ?? P153A Paper Clock, 10mb P153B Reading Peter Rabbit, 15mb P153C1 “Marbles,” (discrete substance), 16mb P153C2 “Marbles,” (discrete substance), 17mb P153D Colored Blocks, 28mb P153E1 Standard Objects, 19mb P153E2 Standard Objects, …

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3V1077.01 Two Related Sentences (1/3/81) Peggy has proved her good control of her toilet use. She has been happy to empty her potty into the toilet. When she defecates, she is able and happy to wipe herself but she does NOT like to empty the shit into the toilet. Today she said, “I don’t want …

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3V1076.02 Counting Popsicle Sticks: pauses/errors in sequences (1/2/81) Peggy had some in one hand and started transferring them to the other and counted them: “1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (dropped some).” Picking up the sticks, Peg counted again, “1, 2, 3, , 5, 6, 8…” and then recounted again and again.


3V1076.01 Puzzles at the Library (1/2/81) Peggy joined me at the library. After my books were found, we waited for Gretchen in the Children’s section. I read, keeping my eye on Peggy. She climbed up on the large, raised pedestal and walked around the Christmas tree. She came to some puzzles especially made for children …

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3V1074.01 Counting: for hide and seek (12/31/80) Peggy was playing hide and seek with Robby. He was “it” and after finding her [she didn’t really hide, but stood in another room ready to laugh when he appeared] told her to go into the end of the kitchen (by the basement) and hide her face while …

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3V1073.01 Preposition discrimination: “OUT” and “OF” (12/30/80) Peggy came to Boston with Miriam and me. Overnight, she slept on a sleeping bag, surrounded by her crib bumper — and with her own pillow and afghans for covers. Awakening as Miriam did, she stood up and said “I have to get OUT of my bed. Mimi …

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3V1072.01 Trying to wake up Robby. (12/29/80) Everyone got up early to get Bob, Peggy, and Miriam off to Boston. Robby was still in bed, so Peg went in and called to him “Wake up Robby. time to get up.” Then she came out to the sitting room and said to me, “I woke him …

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3V1071.07 Confronting the illogical: “I’m not here.” (12/28/80) This evening, I retreated upstairs to write while Gretchen read a large collection of library books to Peggy. Later, Peggy called to me “Dad…Are you up there ?” I replied “No. I’m not here.” I heard Peggy go into the living room to look for me there …

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3V1071.06 Reading words (a few days ago): instruction in 1-1 correspondence (12/28/80) A few days ago, Peggy wanted me to read “Babar Saves the Day.” We sat down and looked at the cover. Peggy sort of waved her hand around and said, “Babar Saves the Day.” I repeated the title to each word as I …

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3V1071.05 Holophrastic verbs; also pretending to sleep (12/28/80) (See also under 12/1, 11/20; 11/22; and 12/9; 12/6) Down watching TV on 12/23, Peggy on Bob’s lap. “Snuggle.” Other times, lying down and closing her eyes, “Sleep.” Gretchen


3V1071.04 Diminutives: bookie, cribbie, handie (12/28/80) Bookie (above) Cribie (“I don’t want to go into my cribie.”) Handie Lately, Peggy has been using a diminutive in what seems like every sentence. Gretchen


3V1071.03 Sentences in juxtapositions with implications: [I won’t be hungry any more. The raisens box.] (12/28/80) As I closed the book, Peggy pointed to a white label on the cover. “On the bookie, Mommy.” [I asked,] “Did you put that on there?” [she replied,] “I licked it and I stuck it on it.” As I …

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3V1071.02 Self-reference: [I’m feeding me. I won’t be any hungry more.] (12/28/80) Peggy picked up a box of raisins and remarked. “I’m feeding me. II won’t be hungry more.” Gretchen


3V1071.01 Correcting me: example of reasonably mature speech (12/28/80) Peggy sits in the foyer by the stove, talking, reading to herself. When a pause came on her speech, I asked, “Where’s my toddler ?” She corrected me, “I didn’t say toddler,” I said “What’s going on there?” I consider this an example of reasonably mature …

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