Narratives from the Crib, Paperback / softback Book

Narratives from the Crib Paperback / softback

Edited by Katherine Nelson


This classic psychological case study focuses on one talkative child's emerging ability to use language, her capacity for understanding, for imagining, and for making inferences and solving problems.

In wide-ranging essays, scholars offer multifaceted linguistic and psychological analyses of two-year-old Emily's bedtime conversations with her parents and pre-sleep monologues, taped over a fifteen-month period.

In a foreword written for this new edition, Emily, now an adult, reflects on the experience of having been a research subject without knowing it.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 368 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Language acquisition
  • ISBN: 9780674023635



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