ERIC Number: EJ601136
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Mothers' Prosodic Features: Strategies To Guide Young Children's Understanding of Book Language.
Martin, Linda E.
Reading Horizons, v40 n2 p127-46 1999
Describes how 25 mothers across children's age groups (6 months olds through 4-year-olds) used prosody, specifically pitch and stress variations, while reading with their children. Finds that the mothers' intent was to guide children's understanding of the complexities of the story. Indicates that all the mothers used pitch and stress in conjunction with other book reading strategies. (SC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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