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.
|Commitee:||Everett, Gregory, Jewell, Jeremy|
|School:||Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||MAI 55/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Baby talk, Children, Infant-directed, Infant-directed speech, Language, Speech|
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