Infants' gestures influence mothers' provision of object, action and internal state labels.

@article{Olson2011InfantsGI,
  title={Infants' gestures influence mothers' provision of object, action and internal state labels.},
  author={Janet Olson and Elise Frank Masur},
  journal={Journal of child language},
  year={2011},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={1028-54}
}
Twenty-four infants at 1 ; 1 and their mothers were videotaped for 18 minutes while playing. Infants' pointing, reaching and object-extending gestures were coded in three communicative intent contexts: proto-declarative, or commenting; proto-imperative, or requesting; and ambiguous. Mothers' responses to infants' gestures were coded as object labels, action labels, internal state labels and non-labeling utterances. Infants most often pointed in the proto-declarative and used object extensions… CONTINUE READING