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Bartlett, Elsa Jaffe – Journal of Child Language, 1976
Two tasks were used to test predictions of the Semantic Feature Hypothesis (SFH) about children's comprehension of the meaning of spatial adjectives. Predictions about acquisition order for dimensional features were supported; predictions about polarity were not. An acquisition hypothesis is offered that is contrary to the SFH. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Adjectives, Child Language, Comprehension, Hypothesis Testing
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Olney, Rachel L.; Scholnick, Ellin K. – Journal of Child Language, 1976
Two studies were conducted, one to judge the relative ages of pairs of vocalizations from Chinese and American infants of varying ages, the other to judge the linguistic community of the vocalizer when age was held constant. Judgments were highly accurate in the first study, but not in the second. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Adults, Age Differences, Auditory Discrimination, Child Language
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Ruke-Dravina, Velta – Journal of Child Language, 1976
This case study of two Latvian children attempts to show how the parental terms for"mummy" and "daddy" in Latvian are acquired, paying particular attention to the changing relationship between the input and output forms during the acquisition process. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Child Language, Language Acquisition, Language Research
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Schachter, Frances Fuchs; And Others – Journal of Child Language, 1976
Interpersonal functions of everyday caretaker speech usage are examined when addressed to toddlers, threes and fours. Results support hypotheses derived from Piagetian theory concerning early developments in ego-differentiation. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Child Language, Cognitive Development, Language Acquisition, Observation
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Murry, Thomas; And Others – Journal of Child Language, 1975
A study is described, the results of which indicate that mothers can recognize the cries of their own infants from tape-recorded cry samples with few instances of confusion, and that the sex of an unknown infant cannot be reliably identified using a simple auditory identification paradigm. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Auditory Discrimination, Child Language, Infant Behavior, Language Research
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Stark, Rachel E.; And Others – Journal of Child Language, 1975
Results are described of a study of vocalizations of two female infants, classified as cry, discomfort, and vegetative sounds, recorded between one and eight weeks of age. The implications for later speech development are discussed. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Child Language, Infant Behavior, Language Acquisition, Language Patterns
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Townsend, David J.; Erb, Melinda – Journal of Child Language, 1975
In an experiment in which preschool children were asked questions such as "Which box is taller than it is fat?" the results were interpreted to mean that the linguistic strategy of attending to the first clause is more resistant to change than the preference for simply choosing the largest object. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Child Language, Cognitive Processes, Language Acquisition, Language Patterns
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McDonald, Lynda; Pien, Diana – Journal of Child Language, 1982
Examines the conversation behavior of mothers toward their children with respect to two hypotheses: that the mothers' underlying interactional intent can be inferred from patterning in their conversation and that the utterances having a directive or controlling function will show a negative relationship to those designed to elicit conversation…
Descriptors: Language Patterns, Language Research, Language Role, Language Styles
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Van Hekken, Suus M. J.; Roelofsen, Wim – Journal of Child Language, 1982
Examines the changes that occur from ages 5 to 11 in question/answer sequences of Dutch children. Function, content, form of questions, and listener response are analyzed. (EKN)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Child Language, Children, Cognitive Development
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Cowan, Nelson; Leavitt, Lewis A. – Journal of Child Language, 1982
Describes the ability of two boys to speak backward and discusses private speech play behavior in relation to linguistic, cognitive, and social development. (EKN)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Language Acquisition, Linguistic Competence, Oral Language
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Gilbert, John H. V. – Journal of Child Language, 1982
Discusses published references to deaf infants babbling like normal hearing children and states that the relationship between babbling and hearing still remains to be proven. (EKN)
Descriptors: Child Language, Deafness, Infants, Language Acquisition
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