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Narratives from the Crib

With a New Foreword by Emily Oster, the Child in the Crib

Edited by Katherine Nelson

Foreword by Emily Oster

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$29.00 • £22.95 • €26.00

ISBN 9780674023635

Publication: September 2006


368 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

11 figures, 19 tables


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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.