5. Methods for Studying Language in Infants: Back to the Future

  1. Erika Hoff PhD
  1. Roberta Michnick Golinkoff PhD1 and
  2. Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek PhD2

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444344035.ch5

Research Methods in Child Language: A Practical Guide

Research Methods in Child Language: A Practical Guide

How to Cite

Michnick Golinkoff, R. and Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2011) Methods for Studying Language in Infants: Back to the Future, in Research Methods in Child Language: A Practical Guide (ed E. Hoff), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444344035.ch5

Editor Information

  1. Florida Atlantic University, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Delaware, USA

  2. 2

    Temple University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 19 AUG 2011

Book Series:

  1. Guides to Research Methods in Language and Linguistics

Book Series Editors:

  1. Li Wei

Series Editor Information

  1. Birkbeck College, University of London, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444331240

Online ISBN: 9781444344035

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Keywords:

  • studying language in infants, shaping the future;
  • data using traditional, merging with newer neuroimaging;
  • visual fixation, sucking, auditory, and heart rate;
  • traditional and newer, understanding infants;
  • CHILDES data exchange system;
  • “orienting reflex,” physiological, behavioral;
  • infants' attentional responses, and additional methods;
  • probing, into intricacies behind the infants' eyes;
  • complex behaviors, requiring methodological complexity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • In the Beginning

  • Methods Moving beyond Production

  • Methods Multiply

  • Why Look for Continuity in Precursors of Language Functioning?

  • Back to the Future

  • References

  • Further Reading and Resources