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Lecture/Seminar Accounting for Meaning in Human Thinking: The Development of Pointing Gestures in Infancy 2013-11-08 15:00:00
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Speaker: Professor Jeremy Carpendale, Simon Fraser University

Abstract:

Pointing is an early example of infants’ emerging skills in conveying meaning.  In spite of agreement regarding the importance of pointing in infant development there is still controversy regarding how infants master this social act.  Although gestures such as pointing are apparently simple acts of communication they raise complex issues regarding the nature and development of social skills in conveying meaning.  Theories of language and cognition are based on assumptions regarding meaning.  I will review and critique a common view of meaning and consider an alternative account, which I will illustrate with observations from a longitudinal, multiple case, diary study of infant communicative development.

 

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Location CORNETT BUILDING
A228
Times 15:00:00 to 16:20:00
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Free

Sponsor Stephen Lindsay
250-721-8593
slindsay@uvic.ca
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