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Look who's talking: developmental trends in the size of conversational cliques

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Work on adult humans has revealed a limit on the size of freely forming conversational groups that has been attributed to the mechanical constraints on human speech production. However, it is also possible that cognitive constraints limit the number of individuals with which it is possible to interact. Data from South African and British children were used to test this hypothesis. A significant developmental trend in both clique and group sizes was found, which mapped onto the developmental t...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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"University of Kwa-Zulu, Natal, South Africa", "University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK"
Department:
Department of Psychology
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Institution:
"University of Kwa-Zulu, Natal, South Africa"
Department:
Behavioural Ecology Research Group
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Institution:
University of Liverpool
Department:
Evolutionary Psychology and Behavioural Ecology Research Group
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Institution:
University of Liverpool
Department:
Evolutionary Psychology and Behavioural Ecology Research Group
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Institution:
University of Liverpool
Department:
Evolutionary Psychology and Behavioural Ecology Research Group
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Evolution and Human Behavior Journal website
Volume:
28
Issue:
1
Pages:
66-74
Publication date:
2007-01-05
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ISSN:
1090-5138
URN:
uuid:a5c351bc-93be-4fed-b05a-daa57e5e525f
Local pid:
ora:3188

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