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Pointing out new news, old news, and absent referents at 12 months of age. / Liszkowski, Ulf; Carpenter, Malinda; Tomasello, Michael.

In: Developmental Science, Vol. 10, No. 2, 03.2007, p. 1-7.

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Liszkowski, U, Carpenter, M & Tomasello, M 2007, 'Pointing out new news, old news, and absent referents at 12 months of age', Developmental Science, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7687.2006.00552.x

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Liszkowski, U., Carpenter, M., & Tomasello, M. (2007). Pointing out new news, old news, and absent referents at 12 months of age. Developmental Science, 10(2), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7687.2006.00552.x

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Liszkowski U, Carpenter M, Tomasello M. Pointing out new news, old news, and absent referents at 12 months of age. Developmental Science. 2007 Mar;10(2):1-7. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7687.2006.00552.x

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Liszkowski, Ulf ; Carpenter, Malinda ; Tomasello, Michael. / Pointing out new news, old news, and absent referents at 12 months of age. In: Developmental Science. 2007 ; Vol. 10, No. 2. pp. 1-7.

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