ERIC Number: EJ246111
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
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Structural Aspects of Maternal Speech to Infants Reared in Poverty.
Adams, Judith L.; Ramey, Craig T.
Child Development, v51 n4 p1280-84 Dec 1980
Patterns of speech from lower socioeconomic status mothers to their infants were analyzed to determine correlations with infant risk of mental retardation. Measures of maternal language included sentence form, amount of speech, and syntactic complexity. The proportion of imperatives was positively correlated with risk status and negatively correlated with maternal education and IQ. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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