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ERIC Number: EJ1211817
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1081-4159
A Cross-Cultural Mixed Methods Investigation of Language Socialization Practices
Ganek, Hillary; Nixon, Stephanie; Smyth, Ron; Eriks-Brophy, Alice
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, v24 n2 p128-141 Apr 2019
This embedded mixed methods study explores how cultural differences in language socialization practices influence parent-child verbal interactions. The Language ENvironment Analysis (LENA) System audio recorded families of children who are and are not deaf and hard of hearing in Canada and Vietnam. Software automatically calculated an average conversational turn count. Canadian families participated in more turns than Vietnamese families regardless of hearing status. Interviews with the children's caregivers provided context for these results. Within Vietnamese families, the language socialization practice "Intelligence" results in reduced opportunities for turn-taking, while the Canadian focus on creating personal "Identity" encouraged them. "Intelligence" encompasses Vietnamese participants' desire to ensure their children are learning and "Identity" expresses the Canadian participants' appeal to encourage individuality in their children. The findings suggest directions for the adaptation of intervention. It is the first known study to incorporate LENA results into a mixed methods design.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Vietnam