Kolloquium Mi. 06.06.2018

Ort: FH Potsdam, Theaterwerkstatt
Kiepenheuerallee 5, 14469 Potsdam
Zeit: 18:00–19:30

18:00 Dr. Mikołaj Hernik (Cognitive Development Center . Central European University Budapest):
Communicative Competence of Human Infants

This talk will focus on some recent and ongoing studies investigating the hypothesis that human infants may be from very early on well prepared to be the recipients of ostensive referential communications. I will present our attempts to study questions concerning cultural universality of infants' early communicative competencies, and concerning the presence of genericity-bias in infants' encoding of the content of communicative demonstrations. I will also discuss current state of the debate concerning the role of ostension in infant gaze-following.