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Re: [AAT] Infants, imitation and mirror neurons

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  • Marc Verhaegen
    ... mothers and children play major roles By Susan Rich Sheridan, Ed.D. http://drawingwriting.com/scribbs.html ... language? Hmmm... And she also says that
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      >>'Scribbles: The missing link in a theory of human language in which
      mothers and children play major roles' By Susan Rich Sheridan, Ed.D.
      http://drawingwriting.com/scribbs.html

      > This is a weird paper. Scribbling as a factor in the evolution of
      language? Hmmm... And she also says that 'motherese' (the practice of
      simplifying language when talking to small children) is universal, but this
      is not so - some cultures don't even bother talking to babies at all (since
      they can't reply, what's the point!). -- Pauline Ross

      Yes, very weird: about as far-fetched as the savanna theory.

      --Marc
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