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Journal Club Meeting: Infant and Pet Directed Speech

Friday, April 19, 2013
12:00 AM
473 Lorch Hall

What's up, Pussycat? On talking to babies and animals

The last meeting of this academic year of the Journal Club will happen today. As we have done at all of the Journal Club meetings this year, we will discuss a paper that cuts across intra-disciplinary boundaries. Specifically, we will discuss the 2002 paper by Burnham et al. from Science on pet and child directed speech. The full bibliographic information is given below. An electronic copy of the paper is available from Robin Queen.

This being the last meeting of the Journal Club for the academic year, we will use this meeting to assess the Journal Club as a vehicle for enhancing intra-disciplinarity in our department, and to discuss our plans for going forward.

Burnham, Denis, Christine Kitamura & Uté Vollmer-Conna. (2002) "What's up, Pussycat?  On talking to babies and animals." Science 296:1435.