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ERIC Number: EJ402905
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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Intonation and Communicative Intent in Mothers' Speech to Infants: Is the Melody the Message?
Fernald, Anne
Child Development, v60 n6 p1497-1510 Dec 1989
Explored the power of intonation of speech addressed to adults and preverbal infants to convey meaningful information to 80 adult listeners. Listeners used intonation to identify speaker's intent with greater accuracy in infant-directed speech than adult-directed speech. (RJC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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