ERIC Number: ED101560
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
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A Note on Sahaptin Baby Talk. Papers and Reports on Child Language Development, No. 5.
The Yakima Indians of central Washington, speakers of Sahaptin, believe that children should be treated with great respect. For the most part, the Yakimas express strongly negative attitudes about using any form of baby talk while speaking to children. Through interviews conducted with native speakers of Sahaptin, a list of words and expressions used only with children was gathered, although the informants denied that there is baby talk in Sahaptin. The eight baby talk items elicited in the interviews are described here. (PMP)
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Committee on Linguistics.