Communication in the second and third year of life: Relationships between nonverbal social skills and language

Abstract : We aimed to investigate developmental continuities between a range of early social and communicative abilities (including gestural communication) and language acquisition in children aged between 11 and 41 months. Initiation of joint attention and imitation were strongly correlated to language comprehension and production. Moreover, the analysis of different communicative gestures revealed significant relationships between language development and the production of symbolic gestures, declarative pointing (declarative informative pointing in particular), and head nodding. Other gestures such as imperative pointing, showing, and head shaking were not found to correlate with language level. Our results also suggest that distinct processes are involved in the development of lan- guage comprehension and production, and highlight the importance of considering various characteristics of children’s early communicative skills.
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Hélène Cochet, Richard W Byrne. Communication in the second and third year of life: Relationships between nonverbal social skills and language. Infant Behavior and Development, Elsevier, 2016, 44, pp.189-198. ⟨10.1016/j.infbeh.2016.07.003⟩. ⟨halshs-01464545⟩

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