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Bidirectional Influence of Emotion Processing on Language Development in Infancy: Evidence from Eye-tracking Mothers and Infants
(Virginia Tech, 2015-06-30)
The primary goal of this study was to examine how infants' language and emotion development intersect around the end of the first year. Specifically, is learning enhanced when a speaker is happy vs. neutral? Eighteen ...
Does Infants' Socially-guided Attention Uniquely Predict Language Development?
(Virginia Tech, 2014-01-24)
The purpose of this study was to examine whether infants' social attention, as well as their joint attention behaviors uniquely predicted emerging language abilities. This longitudinal study examined attention regulation ...
The Role of Contingency and Ostensive Cues on Infants' Cognitively Demanding Word-Object Learning
(Virginia Tech, 2016-07-27)
Older infants are good referential learners. That is, at around 14-months of age, they begin to learn the verbal labels of objects and events around them. However, referential learning can be made more challenging by ...