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ERIC Number: EJ814142
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0961-205X
Prosodic Modification and Vocal Adjustments in Mothers' Speech during Face-to-Face Interaction with Their Two- to Four-Month-Old Infants: A Double Video Study
Braarud, Hanne Cecilie; Stormark, Kjell Morten
Social Development, v17 n4 p1074-1084 Nov 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine 32 mothers' sensitivity to social contingency during face-to-face interaction with their two- to four-month-old infants in a closed circuit TV set-up. Prosodic qualities and vocal sounds in mother's infant-directed (ID) speech during sequences of live interaction were compared to sequences where expressive behaviours were decoupled by presenting either the mothers (Replay 2) or the infants (Replay 1) with a replay record of the partners' former behaviour in a Live 1-Replay 1-Live 2-Replay 2-Live 3 design. Overall, the mothers produced significantly higher amount of ID speech during the live sequences. Compared to the Live 1 sequence, there was a significant reduction in mothers' ID speech during both replay sequences. However, the mothers only recovered ID speech after the Replay 2 sequence, not after the Replay 1. These findings suggest that the emotions signalled by the mothers' ID speech is affected by the contingency of the infant responses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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