Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Language Instinct

Abe's recent construction of full sentences is making me want to re-read some Steven Pinker. This is Abe, straight out of the bath (hence the wet spot on the bed), telling me what he wants.

7 comments:

coffeemom said...

He's a genius! No kidding, he's really moving at warp speed developmentally.....and hey, once your done potty training come on over here w/ Abe and have him give Gabe a few tips. We are in stripping diaper and peeing on floor mode and seem stuck there..... We need Abe to come teach Gabe, in a month he'll be able to provide a full, erudite discourse!

Stephanie said...

Lori! Go find The Scientist in the Crib! Seriously. That book is just delicious - it's about the acqusition of language in children, but the people who wrote it really know kids - really like kids! The first author's name is Gopnik.

courtney rose said...

Dear, sweet lotion. Dear, sweet Abe.

As a sidenote: I hope you didn't get the lotion from the basket.

Amy B. said...

Good job Abe. I love how you use your words...and so many of them. I will check out the book, Lori.

Autumn and Dan's family said...

I miss that boy and his ever growing vocabulary.

Blog Shmog said...

He's adorable...:)

Claudia said...

Wow! That is really impressive!
I'm stuck in the stage of reading about how brains develop attachment... haven't got to language yet! Will ask you for this reference again in about 18 months time I suspect!