ERIC Number: EJ590113
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Parental Language and Verbal Responsiveness to Children in Crowded Homes.
Evans, Gary W.; Hart, Betty; Maxwell, Lorraine E.
Developmental Psychology, v35 n4 p1020-23 Jul 1999
Examined association between residential density and parent/child speech in toddlers and parents participating in the University of Kansas Language Acquisition Project. Found that parents in crowded homes spoke with children in less complex, sophisticated ways than parents in uncrowded homes. The association was mediated by parental responsiveness; parents in more crowded homes were less verbally responsive to their children. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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