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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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Tulviste, Tiia; Mizera, Luule; De Geer, Boel – Journal of Child Language, 2004
The present article focused on two types of communicative intent (directing behaviour vs. eliciting talk) expressed by mothers and teenagers during everyday family interactions in Estonian, Finnish, and Swedish mono- and bicultural families. Three monocultural groups consisted of 17 Estonian, 19 Swedish, and 18 Finnish families living in their…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Intention, Parent Child Relationship, Mothers