ERIC Number: ED247705
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Research on Mothers Interacting with Hearing-Impaired Children.
Cross, Toni; Kirkman, Maggie
Studies are reviewed on the spontaneous speech of mothers of hearing children and hearing impaired children of various ages. Results are reported according to six major topics (sample findings in parentheses): syntax (the syntactic complexity and length of maternal utterances uniformly increased with the age of the hearing children from infancy to age 5, but not with the age of hearing impaired children); stereotyped utterances; other utterance types; discourse features (mothers tend to fill in conversation gaps with hearing impaired children); speech style variables (mothers of hearing impaired children use significantly more sentences that are run together and not separated by pauses); and functional code (the linguistic ability of the child is of greater importance to maternal conversation style than the child's chronological age). (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at a Seminar on Early Intervention for Young Hearing-Impaired Children (Mt. Gravatt, Queensland, Australia, June 15-16, 1981). For the proceedings, see EC 170 057. Funding provided by the Australian Research Grants Committee.