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Rinaldi, Pasquale; Pasqulaetti, Patrizio; Stefanini, Silvia; Bello, Arianna – Journal of Child Language, 2019
One of the most popular and widely used parent report instruments for assessing early language acquisition is the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories (MB-CDI). This study compares normative data of the Italian Words and Sentences complete form (WS-CF) and short form (WS-SF). The samples included 752 children for the WS-CF and 816…
Descriptors: Italian, Grammar, Vocabulary Development, Language Acquisition
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Reese, Elaine; Keegan, Peter; McNaughton, Stuart; Kingi, Te Kani; Carr, Polly Atatoa; Schmidt, Johanna; Mohal, Jatender; Grant, Cameron; Morton, Susan – Journal of Child Language, 2018
This study assessed the status of te reo Maori, the indigenous language of New Zealand, in the context of New Zealand English. From a broadly representative sample of 6327 two-year-olds ("Growing Up in New Zealand"), 6090 mothers (96%) reported their children understood English, and 763 mothers (12%) reported their children understood…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Malayo Polynesian Languages, Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Populations
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Legacy, Jacqueline; Reider, Jessica; Crivello, Cristina; Kuzyk, Olivia; Friend, Margaret; Zesiger, Pascal; Poulin-Dubois, Diane – Journal of Child Language, 2017
In order to address gaps in the literature surrounding the acquisition of translation equivalents (TEs) in young bilinguals, two experiments were conducted. In Experiment 1, TEs were measured in the expressive vocabularies of thirty-four French-English bilinguals at 1;4, 1;10, and 2;6 using the MacArthur Bates CDI. Children's acquisition of TEs…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Young Children, French, English
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Frank, Michael C.; Braginsky, Mika; Yurovsky, Daniel; Marchman, Virginia A. – Journal of Child Language, 2017
The MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories (CDIs) are a widely used family of parent-report instruments for easy and inexpensive data-gathering about early language acquisition. CDI data have been used to explore a variety of theoretically important topics, but, with few exceptions, researchers have had to rely on data collected in…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Measures (Individuals), Language Acquisition, Databases
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Salo, Virginia C.; Rowe, Meredith L.; Leech, Kathryn A.; Cabrera, Natasha J. – Journal of Child Language, 2016
Fathers' child-directed speech across two contexts was examined. Father-child dyads from sixty-nine low-income families were videotaped interacting during book reading and toy play when children were 2;0. Fathers used more diverse vocabulary and asked more questions during book reading while their mean length of utterance was longer during toy…
Descriptors: Low Income, Fathers, Interpersonal Communication, Toddlers
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Legacy, Jacqueline; Zesiger, Pascal; Friend, Margaret; Poulin-Dubois, Diane – Journal of Child Language, 2016
The present study examined early vocabulary development in fifty-nine French monolingual and fifty French-English bilingual infants (1;4-1;6). Vocabulary comprehension was assessed using both parental report (MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventory; CDI) and the Computerized Comprehension Task (CCT). When assessing receptive vocabulary…
Descriptors: French, English, Vocabulary Development, Monolingualism
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Kristoffersen, Kristian E.; Simonsen, Hanne Gram; Bleses, Dorthe; Wehberg, Sonja; Jorgensen, Rune Norgard; Eiesland, Eli Anne; Henriksen, Laila Yvonne – Journal of Child Language, 2013
This article presents the methodology used in a population-based study of early communicative development in Norwegian children using an adaptation of the MacArthur-Bates communicative development inventories (CDI), comprising approximately 6500 children aged between 0 ; 8 and 3 ; 0. To our knowledge, this is the first CDI study collecting data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Language Acquisition, Data Collection
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Can, Dilara Deniz; Ginsburg-Block, Marika; Golinkoff, Roberta Michnick; Hirsh-Pasek, Kathryn – Journal of Child Language, 2013
This longitudinal study examined the predictive validity of the MacArthur Communicative Developmental Inventories-Short Form (CDI-SF), a parent report questionnaire about children's language development (Fenson, Pethick, Renda, Cox, Dale & Reznick, 2000). Data were first gathered from parents on the CDI-SF vocabulary scores for seventy-six…
Descriptors: Semantics, Pragmatics, Word Recognition, Longitudinal Studies
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Marjanovic-Umek, Ljubica; Fekonja-Peklaj, Urska; Podlesek, Anja – Journal of Child Language, 2013
A large body of research shows that vocabulary does not develop independently of grammar, representing a better predictor of the grammatical complexity of toddlers' utterances than age. This study examines for the first time the characteristics of vocabulary and grammar development in Slovenian-speaking infants and toddlers using the Slovenian…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Infants, Emergent Literacy, Foreign Countries
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Majorano, Marinella; Rainieri, Chiara; Corsano, Paola – Journal of Child Language, 2013
The present study focuses on the characteristics of parental child-directed communication and its relationship with child language development. For this purpose, thirty-six toddlers (18 males and 18 females) and their parents were observed in a laboratory during triadic free play at ages 1;3 and 1;9. The characteristics of the maternal and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Toddlers, Longitudinal Studies, Parents
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Schults, Astra; Tulviste, Tiia; Konstabel, Kenn – Journal of Child Language, 2012
Parents of 592 children between the age of 0 ; 8 and 1 ; 4 completed the Estonian adaptation of the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventory (ECDI Infant Form). The relationships between comprehension and production of different categories of words and gestures were examined. According to the results of regression modelling the…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Nouns, Prediction, Cognitive Processes
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Foster-Cohen, Susan; Edgin, Jamie O.; Champion, Patricia R.; Woodward, Lianne J. – Journal of Child Language, 2007
This study examined the effects of being born very preterm on children's early language development using prospective longitudinal data from a representative regional cohort of 90 children born very preterm (gestational age less than 33 weeks and/or birth weight less than 1,500 grams) and a comparison sample of 102 children born full term…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Premature Infants, Foreign Countries, Language Skills
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Devescovi, Antonella; Caselli, Maria Cristina; Marchione, Daniela; Pasqualetti, Patrizio; Reilly, Judy; Bates, Elizabeth – Journal of Child Language, 2005
The relationship between grammatical and lexical development was compared in 233 English and 233 Italian children aged between 1;6 and 2;6, matched for age, gender, and vocabulary size on the MacArthur Communicative Development Inventories (CDI). Four different measures of Mean Length of Utterance were applied to the three longest utterances…
Descriptors: Grammar, Vocabulary Development, Language Acquisition, Comparative Analysis
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Pan, Barbara Alexander; Rowe, Meredith L.; Spier, Elizabeth; Tamis-Lemonda, Catherine – Journal of Child Language, 2004
This study examined parental report as a source of information about toddlers' productive vocabulary in 105 low-income families living in either urban or rural communities. Parental report using the MacArthur Communicative Development Inventory-Short Form (CDI) at child age 2;0 was compared to concurrent spontaneous speech measures and…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Correlation, Child Language, Language Acquisition
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Charman, Tony; Drew, Auriol; Baird, Claire; Baird, Gillian – Journal of Child Language, 2003
Collected data on early language development of preschool children with autism spectrum disorder, using the MacArthur Communicative Development Inventory. The pattern of development of understanding phrases, word comprehension and expression, and production of gestures, was compared to the typical pattern. Implications for assessment and…
Descriptors: Autism, Comparative Analysis, Language Acquisition, Measures (Individuals)
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