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Marjanovic-Umek, Ljubica; Fekonja-Peklaj, Urška; Socan, Gregor; Tašner, Veronika – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2015
This study examines the effect of certain socio-cultural factors of the family environment on the language of toddlers and children in early childhood. The sample included 86 families with one- to six-year-old children. The data on the social, economic, and cultural factors of the family environment, parental reading literacy, parental knowledge…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Toddlers, Parent Background, Educational Attainment
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Gardner-Neblett, Nicole; Iruka, Iheoma U. – Developmental Psychology, 2015
Although children's early language skills have been found to predict literacy outcomes, little is known about the role of preschool oral narrative skills in the pathway between language and emergent literacy or how these associations differ by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status. The current study uses the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study to…
Descriptors: Race, Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status, Correlation
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Salley, Brenda; Panneton, Robin K.; Colombo, John – Infancy, 2013
The aim of this study was to examine the combined influences of infants' attention and use of social cues in the prediction of their language outcomes. This longitudinal study measured infants' visual attention on a distractibility task (11 months), joint attention (14 months), and language outcomes (word-object association, 14 months; MBCDI…
Descriptors: Attention, Predictor Variables, Infants, Cues