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ERIC Number: EJ1147169
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
The Impact of Early Social Interactions on Later Language Development in Spanish-English Bilingual Infants
Ramírez-Esparza, Nairán; García-Sierra, Adrián; Kuhl, Patricia K.
Child Development, v88 n4 p1216-1234 Jul-Aug 2017
This study tested the impact of child-directed language input on language development in Spanish-English bilingual infants (N = 25, 11- and 14-month-olds from the Seattle metropolitan area), across languages and independently for each language, controlling for socioeconomic status. Language input was characterized by social interaction variables, defined in terms of speech style ("parentese" vs. standard speech) and social context (one-on-one vs. group). Correlations between parentese one-on-one and productive vocabulary at 24 months (n = 18) were found across languages and in each language independently. Differences are highlighted between previously published monolingual samples, which used the same methods as the current study of bilingual infants. The results also suggest cultural effects on language input and language development in bilingual and bicultural infants.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
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Identifiers - Location: Washington (Seattle)
Grant or Contract Numbers: SBE0354453