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Talking to children : language input and acquisition : papers from a conference sponsored by the Committee on Sociolinguistics of the Social Science Research Council (USA)

Author: Catherine E Snow; Charles A Ferguson; Social Science Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Sociolinguistics.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1978, ©1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This 1977 book draws together various contributions on the area of speech used by parents with their children. The text had its origins in a conference sponsored by the Sociolinguistics Committee of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine E Snow; Charles A Ferguson; Social Science Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Sociolinguistics.
ISBN: 0521295130 9780521295130
OCLC Number: 6481605
Description: x, 369 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface Catherine E. Snow and Charles A. Ferguson; Part I. Maternal Speech Styles: 1. Mothers' speech research: from input to interaction Catherine E. Snow; 2. The adaptive significance of linguistic input to prelinguistic infants Jacqueline Sachs; 3. Some prosodic and paralinguistic features of speech to young children Olga K. Garnica; 4. Some interactional aspects of language acquisition Ton van der Geest; 5. Mother, I'd rather do it myself: some effects and non-effects of maternal speech style Elissa L. Newport, Henry Gleitman and Lila R. Gleitman; 6. Mothers' speech adjustments: the contribution of selected child listener variables Toni G. Cross; 7. Beyond syntax: the influence of conversational constraints on speech modifications Marilyn Shatz and Rochel Gelman; 8. Talking to children: some notes on feedback Jen Berko Gleason; Part II. Baby-Talk Registers and Cross-Cultural Perspectives: 9. Baby talk as a simplified register Charles A. Ferguson; 10. Modifications of speech addressed to young children in Latvian Velta Ruke-Dravina; 11. The derivational processes relating Berber nursery words to their counterparts in normal inter-adult speech Jim Bynon; 12. Participant deixis in English and baby talk Dorothy Davis Wills; 13. Ethnography and caretaker-child interaction Ben G. Blount; 14. Aspects of social environment and first language acquisition in rural Africa Sara Harkness; Part III: 15. A sociologist's point of view Allen D. Grimshaw; 16. A psychologist's point of view Susan Ervin-Tripp; References; Annotated bibliography Elaine S. Andersen.
Responsibility: edited by Catherine E. Snow, Charles A. Ferguson.

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