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ERIC Number: EJ971225
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0305-0009
Early Vocabulary and Gestures in Estonian Children
Schults, Astra; Tulviste, Tiia; Konstabel, Kenn
Journal of Child Language, v39 n3 p664-686 Jun 2012
Parents of 592 children between the age of 0 ; 8 and 1 ; 4 completed the Estonian adaptation of the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventory (ECDI Infant Form). The relationships between comprehension and production of different categories of words and gestures were examined. According to the results of regression modelling the production of object gestures and gestural routines was positively correlated with the use of all the word categories. Comprehension of common nouns was positively correlated to the production of common nouns and predicates, whereas the comprehension of predicates was negatively correlated to the production of common nouns and social terms. The older the children were the more they produced words from each category. Girls were reported to produce more social terms. First-born children had an advantage over later-born children in the production of common nouns. Maternal educational level was associated with the production of common nouns and predicates. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Estonia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: MacArthur Communicative Development Inventory