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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Perceptions of How Infant-Directed Speech Influences Language Development in Children
by Clayborne, Katherine, M.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2016, 52; 10127216
Abstract (Summary)

The present study was proposed to find out if there was a relationship between perceptions of exposure to infant-directed speech to children and their language development. This study contained 123 participants composed of undergraduate students. They were all asked to fill out the Language Development Questionnaire to measure their perceptions of the language skills of a child presented in a video. No significant relationship was found between use or non-use of infant directed speech and rating of language skills. Findings suggest that individuals may not necessarily perceive language skills as more inadequate due to a child’s exposure to infant-directed speech.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Hupp, Stephen
Commitee: Everett, Gregory, Jewell, Jeremy
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 55/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Psychology
Keywords: Baby talk, Children, Infant-directed, Infant-directed speech, Language, Speech
Publication Number: 10127216
ISBN: 978-1-339-85253-9
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