Corpus ID: 59439680

Point-Light Displays Illuminate the Abstract Nature of Children's Motion Verb Representations

  title={Point-Light Displays Illuminate the Abstract Nature of Children's Motion Verb Representations},
  author={Jing Liu and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and Kim Piper and He Len Chung and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Christopher H. Ramey and Bennett I. Bertenthal},
Point-Light Displays Illuminate the Abstract Nature of Children's Motion Verb Representations Jing Liu ( ) Roberta M. Golinkoff ( ) Kim Piper ( ) School of Education, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716 He Len Chung ( ) Kathy Hirsh-Pasek ( ) Christopher H. Ramey ( ) Department of Psychology, Temple University, 1801 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122… Expand
1 Citations
Keep it simple: Accelerating the verb learning process
Title of Document: KEEP IT SIMPLE: ACCELERATING THE VERB LEARNING PROCESS Stephanie Michelle Weinberg, Master of Arts, 2007 Thesis Directed By: Associate Professor Rochelle Newman Department ofExpand


Lexical principles may underlie the learning of verbs.
The comprehension of familiar and novel verbs was tested using colored drawings of Sesame Street characters performing both familiar and unfamiliar actions, providing support for the availability of principles to ease verb acquisition. Expand
Intermodal perception of happy and angry expressive behaviors by seven-month-old infants.
It is indicated that infants can discriminate happy and angry affective expressions on the basis of motion information, and that the temporal correspondences unifying these affective events may be affect-specific rhythms. Expand
Learnability and Cognition: The Acquisition of Argument Structure
In his new book, Leanlability and Cognition: The Acquisitioii of Argunient Structure, Steven Pinker addresses the problem of structural generalization in Language Acquisition: How d o children knowExpand
Early object labels: the case for a developmental lexical principles framework.
A set of six lexical principles for making object label learning a manageable task are presented and critically evaluated, with the effect of reducing the amount of information that language-learning children must consider for what a new word might mean. Expand
Cognition and the verb lexicon in early lexical development
The focus of this study is the cognitive/conceptual basis for the emergence of verbs in early lexical development. Twenty-four 12–19-month-old children were studied through (a) observation andExpand
Visual perception of biological motion and a model for its analysis
This paper reports the first phase of a research program on visual perception of motion patterns characteristic of living organisms in locomotion. Such motion patterns in animals and men are termedExpand
Object perception and object naming in early development
It is argued that perception may play a special role in early object naming and, in particular, that certain kinds of world knowledge known to guide adult naming may come to guide naming only rather late in development. Expand
Infants' association of linguistic labels with causal actions.
It is suggested that for 14 month-olds, attempting to associate labels with actions may interfere with their discrimination of similar actions. Expand
The foundations of conceptual thought in infancy
Abstract An overview of a theory of the foundation of conceptual thought in infancy is presented. The theory proposes that perceptual analysis redescribes perceptual information into meanings thatExpand
Early knowledge of object motion: continuity and inertia
Experiments investigated whether infants infer that a hidden, freely moving object will move continuously and smoothly, and found that common sense knowledge of physical objects develops by enrichment around constant core principles. Expand