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ERIC Number: EJ1120675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0142-7237
Effects of Feedback on Parent-Child Language with Infants and Toddlers in Korea
Pae, Soyeong; Yoon, Hyojin; Seol, Ahyoung; Gilkerson, Jill; Richards, Jeffrey A.; Ma, Lin; Topping, Keith
First Language, v36 n6 p549-569 Dec 2016
The objective of this study was to investigate changes in the natural language environments of families with typically-developing infants receiving language feedback in South Korea. Volunteer parents of 99 children aged 4-16 months were randomly divided into experimental and control groups. During 6 months' intervention, the experimental group recorded weekly day-long automatically-analyzed LENA measures of language environment and viewed feedback, while the control group recorded only baseline, mid-period and post-test without feedback. LENA Adult Word Counts (AWC) and Conversational Turn (CT) counts correlated reasonably well with human transcripts. At baseline groups were not significantly different. At post-test there was no significant overall difference between experimental and control groups, but AWC and CT differences were significant for families below the 50th percentile at baseline. Korean parents whose linguistic environment was below average adapted their communicative interaction in response to linguistic feedback. The intervention has promise for use with at-risk families in many countries.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea
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