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Kokkinaki, Theano – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
We compared systematically the structure, the focus, the thematic sequences, the complexity and the syntactic properties between maternal and paternal infant-directed speech in engagements of infants with their mothers and fathers. Eleven mother-infant and 11 father-infant dyads were video-recorded during their natural interactions at home from…
Descriptors: Infants, Mothers, Fathers, Parent Child Relationship
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Kokkinaki, Theano – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
I investigated the emotional coordination (matching, synchrony, completion and attunement) between infant and paternal facial expressions of emotion in the course of paternal questions addressed to infants during their spontaneous dyadic interaction. Eleven infant-father dyads were observed during their natural interactions at home from the second…
Descriptors: Infants, Fathers, Nonverbal Communication, Emotional Response
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Kokkinaki, Theano; Pratikaki, Anastasia – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Primary objective: Research has provided evidence of the intersubjective function of imitation in grandparent-infant interaction based on the basic aspects of imitation. This lacks the systematic investigation of behaviour dynamics framing spontaneous imitation. The aim of this study was to compare the dyadic expressive behaviours (vocal, kinetic…
Descriptors: Grandparents, Video Technology, Infants, Imitation
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Kokkinaki, Theano; Germanakis, Ioannis; Pratikaki, Anastasia – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
The aim of the present study was to explore and compare systematically the developmental patterns of certain aspects of imitation, longitudinally from 2 to 10 months, in interactions of infants with grandfathers and grandmothers. Sixteen infants were video-recorded at home in the course of spontaneous dyadic interactions with maternal grandfathers…
Descriptors: Evidence, Video Technology, Nonverbal Communication, Imitation
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Pratikaki, Anastasia; Germanakis, Ioannis; Kokkinaki, Theano – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
This longitudinal and naturalistic study aims to describe basic aspects of early imitative exchanges in dyadic infant-grandfather and infant-grandmother free interactions, from the second to the 10th month of age. Sixteen infants were video-recorded at home in the course of spontaneous dyadic interactions with maternal grandfathers and…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Interpersonal Communication, Imitation, Infants
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Kokkinaki, Theano – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
This longitudinal and naturalistic study investigated fathers' and infants' emotional expressions during free infant-father "protoconversation" and the preceding/following pauses. Eleven infant-father dyads were observed during spontaneous interactions at home, from the second to the sixth month after birth. Micro-analysis of infant and…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, Infants, Fathers, Parent Child Relationship