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Exploring the relation between memory, gestural communication, and the emergence of language in infancy: A longitudinal study
Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Cognition, Development and Disability.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5025-9975
Psykologiska institutionen Göteborgs universitet.
Psykologisk institutt Universitetet i Oslo.
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2006 (English)In: Infant and Child Development, ISSN 1522-7227, Vol. 15, no 3, 233-249 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The relationship between recall memory, visual recognition memory, social communication, and the emergence of language skills was measured in a longitudinal study. Thirty typically developing Swedish children were tested at 6, 9 and 14 months. The result showed that, in combination, visual recognition memory at 6 months, deferred imitation at 9 months and turn-taking skills at 14 months could explain 41% of the variance in the infants' production of communicative gestures as measured by a Swedish variant of the MacArthur Communicative Development Inventories (CDI). In this statistical model, deferred imitation stood out as the strongest predictor. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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2006. Vol. 15, no 3, 233-249 p.
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imitation, memory, language
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-35846DOI: 10.1002/icd.462Local ID: 28725OAI: diva2:256694
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2013-09-12

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