Toddler—Peer Communication

  • Hildy S. Ross
  • Susan P. Lollis
  • Connie Elliott


Communication is the foundation of social interaction. People do not merely act synchronously or direct behavior to their social partners in some temporally organized manner; rather, they send and receive meaningful messages, interpret one another’s behavior, and react in appropriate ways. Furthermore, their communicative actions, gestures, and words reflect the assumptions that social partners can understand and may comply to requests contained within such overtures. In this chapter we consider the peer interaction of toddlers within a communicative framework.


Social Partner Intentional Communication Interpersonal Influence Communicative Gesture Communicative Overture 
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  • Hildy S. Ross
  • Susan P. Lollis
  • Connie Elliott

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