ERIC Number: EJ282863
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
"Do What I Mean, Not What I Say!" Changes in Mothers' Action-Directives to Young Children.
Schneiderman, Maita H.
Journal of Child Language, v10 n2 p357-67 Jun 1983
A study investigating mothers' ideas of appropriate speech to children aged 1;6-3;6 looked at the explicitness of action directives given. Results support several theories and the notion that differences in mothers' language use reflect their ideas of what the child can understand. (MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A