By Erika Hoff
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During the name test trials, their dominant preference for the shape match is evident much earlier in the trial. , Samuelson and Smith, 2000) – is manifested longitudinally by a progressively earlier preference for the shape match during preferential looking. , relations and events) meanings. It can be used to assess the processes by which children of different ages learn new words, as well as the ages at which they understand different types of grammatical forms. By requiring only eye movements as overt indicators of understanding (or not), IPL can be used with toddlers whose behavioral compliance is generally low, as well as with some special populations.
For a low to moderately complex stimulus, infants would initially have a high response as it is at their optimal level, but as they became familiar with the stimulus, their interest would wane – the standard habituation curve. However, a complex stimulus may actually generate an avoidance response at first, and would only generate interest once the infant has become familiar enough with it to start processing its properties. Thus, if the infants in this latter case were run for the same habituation time as infants exposed to a less complex stimulus, they may show a greater response to a familiar stimulus, as they had not reached the end of the habituation curve and are still trying to process the habituation stimuli.
Naigles Summary The intermodal preferential looking (IPL) paradigm was developed to investigate the linguistic knowledge of young children through assessing language comprehension. The procedure consists of showing side-by-side dynamic videos depicting different objects, actions, or more complex events, paired with an audio that matches only one of the videos. If children understand the language of the audio, they should look longer at the matching video. The IPL paradigm can be used to study questions concerning the age of acquisition of grammatical constructions and the processes or strategies that children use to learn words.
Research Methods in Child Language: A Practical Guide (GMLZ - Guides to Research Methods in Language and Linguistics) by Erika Hoff