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Maternal Linguistic Input to Toddlers With Slow Expressive Language Development
Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research
Maternal speech styles to children between 20 and 34 months of age who were slow to acquire expressive language were compared to those of mothers with normally speaking toddlers. Aspects of the mothers' speech examined included use of various sentence types (declaratives, negative, questions, etc.), the mother's lexical contingency with regard to the child's utterance; mother's use of pragmatic functions such as requests, comments, and conversational devices; and the mother's use of topicdoi:10.1044/jshr.3405.982 fatcat:7xen5rminbgz5bbgia6n7lmjtu