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Paquette-Smith, Melissa; Cooper, Angela; Johnson, Elizabeth K. – Journal of Child Language, 2021
Infants struggle to understand familiar words spoken in unfamiliar accents. Here, we examine whether accent exposure facilitates accent-specific adaptation. Two types of pre-exposure were examined: video-based (i.e., listening to pre-recorded stories; Experiment 1) and live interaction (reading books with an experimenter; Experiments 2 and 3).…
Descriptors: Infants, Language Processing, Pronunciation, Mandarin Chinese
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Polišenská, Kamila; Chiat, Shula; Szewczyk, Jakub; Twomey, Katherine E. – Journal of Child Language, 2021
Theories of language processing differ with respect to the role of abstract syntax and semantics vs surface-level lexical co-occurrence (n-gram) frequency. The contribution of each of these factors has been demonstrated in previous studies of children and adults, but none have investigated them jointly. This study evaluated the role of all three…
Descriptors: Semantics, Language Processing, Linguistic Theory, Syntax
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Foppolo, Francesca; Mazzaggio, Greta; Panzeri, Francesca; Surian, Luca – Journal of Child Language, 2021
Several studies investigated preschoolers' ability to compute scalar and ad-hoc implicatures, but only one compared children's performance with both kinds of implicature with the same task, a picture selection task. In Experiment 1 (N = 58, age: 4;2-6;0), we first show that the truth value judgment task, traditionally employed to investigate…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Pragmatics, Inferences, Task Analysis
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Delcenserie, Audrey; Genesee, Fred; Trudeau, Natacha; Champoux, François – Journal of Child Language, 2021
Pierce "et al." (2017) have proposed that variations in the timing, quality and quantity of language input during the earliest stages of development are related to variations in the development of phonological working memory and, in turn, to later language learning outcomes. To examine this hypothesis, three groups of children who are…
Descriptors: Phonology, At Risk Persons, Linguistic Input, Short Term Memory
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Clemens, Lucy F.; Kegel, Cornelia A. T. – Journal of Child Language, 2021
Researchers agree that early literacy activities, like book sharing and parent-child play, are important for stimulating language development. We hypothesize that book sharing is most powerful because it elicits more interactive talk in young children than other activities. Parents of 43 infants (9-18 months) made two daylong audio recordings…
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Adults, Infants, Parent Child Relationship
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Krzemien, Magali; Seret, Esther; Maillart, Christelle – Journal of Child Language, 2021
The generalisation of linguistic constructions is performed through analogical reasoning. Children with developmental language disorders (DLD) are impaired in analogical reasoning and in generalisation. However, these processes are improved by an input involving variability and similarity. Here we investigated the performance of children with or…
Descriptors: Generalization, Language Impairments, Figurative Language, Abstract Reasoning
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Havron, Naomi; Arnon, Inbal – Journal of Child Language, 2021
Multiword units play an important role in language learning and use. It was proposed that learning from such units can facilitate mastery of certain grammatical relations, and that children and adults differ in their use of multiword units during learning, contributing to their varying language-learning trajectories. Accordingly, adults learn…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Phrase Structure, Grammar, Form Classes (Languages)
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Younesian, Sharifeh; Eivers, Areana; Shahaeian, Ameneh; Sullivan, Karen; Gilmore, Linda – Journal of Child Language, 2021
Previous research has shown that the quality of mother-child interactions between pre-term children and their mothers tends to be poorer than that of full-term children and their mothers (Forcada-Guex, Pierrehumbert, Borghini, Moessinger & Muller-Nix, 2006). Mothers of pre-term children are less responsive and more intrusive in interactions…
Descriptors: Mothers, Interaction, Parent Child Relationship, Parenting Styles
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Rhee, Nari; Chen, Aoju; Kuang, Jianjing – Journal of Child Language, 2021
Using a semi-spontaneous speech corpus, we present evidence from computational modelling of tonal productions from Mandarin-speaking children (4- to 11-years old) and adults, showing that children exceed the adult-level tonal distinction at the age of 7 to 8 years using F0 cues, but do not reach the high adult-level distinction using spectral cues…
Descriptors: Intonation, Mandarin Chinese, Cues, Auditory Perception
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Leech, Kathryn A.; Rowe, Meredith L. – Journal of Child Language, 2021
Behavioral and neural evidence indicates that young children who engage in more conversations with their parents have better later language skills such as vocabulary and academic language abilities. Previous studies find that the extent to which parents engage in conversational turn-taking with children varies considerably. How, then, can we…
Descriptors: Intervention, Interpersonal Communication, Parent Child Relationship, Speech Communication
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Shalhoub-Awwad, Yasmin; Khamis-Jubran, Maram – Journal of Child Language, 2021
This study investigated the acquisition of word-patterns and roots in the nominal system of the spoken language of Palestinian Arabic (PA) and its distance from Standard Arabic (StA). It described, analyzed, and quantified the nominal system (roots and word-patterns) as reflected in the language corpus of Palestinian-Arab kindergarteners 3 to 6…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semitic Languages, Language Variation, Morphology (Languages)
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Graf Estes, Katharine; Antovich, Dylan M.; Verde, Erica L. – Journal of Child Language, 2021
This research investigates selectivity in word learning for bilingual infants. Previous work demonstrated that bilingual infants show greater openness to non-native language sounds in object labels than monolinguals (Hay et al., 2015; Singh, 2018). It remains unclear whether bilingual openness extends to nonspeech sounds. We presented 14- and…
Descriptors: Infants, Bilingualism, Vocabulary Development, Second Languages
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Requena, Pablo E. – Journal of Child Language, 2021
Previous comprehension studies using Picture Matching Tasks (PMT) have shown that, by the age of four, Spanish-speaking children have acquired the semantics of "estar" being able to calculate the implicature that a property introduced with "estar" does not hold independent of time as well as displaying some ability to integrate…
Descriptors: Spanish, Pictorial Stimuli, Tests, Task Analysis
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Yuile, Amanda Rose; Sabbagh, Mark A. – Journal of Child Language, 2021
We investigated whether children's inhibitory control (IC) is associated with their ability to produce irregular past tense verb forms as well as learn from corrective feedback following overregularization errors. Forty-eight 3;6 to 4;5 year old children were tested on the irregular past tense and provided with adult corrective input via models of…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Verbs, Error Correction, Feedback (Response)
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Marchman, Virginia A.; Weisleder, Adriana; Hurtado, Nereyda; Fernald, Anne – Journal of Child Language, 2021
Laboratory observations are a mainstay of language development research, but transcription is costly. We test whether speech recognition technology originally designed for day-long contexts can be usefully applied to this use-case. We compared automated adult word and child vocalization counts from Language Environment Analysis (LENA[TM]) to those…
Descriptors: Accuracy, Audio Equipment, Word Recognition, Oral Language
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