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Matthews, Danielle; Behne, Tanya; Lieven, Elena; Tomasello, Michael – Developmental Science, 2012
Despite its importance in the development of children's skills of social cognition and communication, very little is known about the ontogenetic origins of the pointing gesture. We report a training study in which mothers gave children one month of extra daily experience with pointing as compared with a control group who had extra experience with…
Descriptors: Socialization, Social Cognition, Control Groups, Language Acquisition