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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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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