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On the linguistic implications of context-bound adult-infant interactions

Lacerda, Francisco and Marklund, Ellen and Lagerkvist, Lisa and Gustavsson, Lisa and Klintfors, Eeva and Sundberg, Ulla (2004) On the linguistic implications of context-bound adult-infant interactions. [Conference Poster]

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Abstract

This poster presents a study of the linguistic information potentially available in adult speech directed to 3-month-old infants. The repetitive nature of the speech directed to young infants and the ecological context of the adult-infant natural interaction setting are analyzed in the light of the “Ecological theory of language acquisition” proposed by Lacerda et al. (2004, this volume). The analysis of transcripts of adult-infant interaction sessions suggests that enough information to derive general noun associations may be available as a consequence of the particular context of the adult-infant interactions during the early stages of the language acquisition process.

Item Type:Conference Poster
Keywords:adult-infant interaction, ecological language acquisition, infant-directed speech, linguistic analysis
Subjects:Computer Science > Language
Psychology > Developmental Psychology
Psychology > Behavioral Analysis
ID Code:4070
Deposited By:Prince, Dr Christopher G.
Deposited On:14 Apr 2005
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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