Where the infant does participate , the infant appears to be setting up the possibility for a dialog – vocalizing exactly on the ‘bar-line’ and then around the mother’s pitch . Indeed, the infant’s vocalizations persuade the mother out of her repetitiveness – the mother momentarily takes notice of her infant and responds to her infant’s conversational offering by ceasing her unresponsive repetition and vocalizing once more at the infant’s pitch. But the dialog almost immediately breaks down, and the mother returns to her stereotypical, repetitive vocal gesturing.
- These interactions were characterized by a sort of delighted, ritualized courtesy and more or less sustained attention and mutual gaze.
- Infants have no language to learn what other humans know, or what ancestors knew.
- ” Figure 5C is a four-second pitch plot of ‘new me.’ The shift in the vitality of the musicality is clear.
- As young children mature so they use