Maternal speech to three-month-old infants in the United States and Japan

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Psychology
Creator Fogel, Alan Dale
Other Author Toda, Sueko; Kawai, Masatoshi
Title Maternal speech to three-month-old infants in the United States and Japan
Date 1990
Description An American-Japanese comparison of maternal speech to 3-month-old infants is presented. Mother-infant dyads were videotaped in the laboratory, and the maternal speech was analysed by function and syntactic form. US mothers were more information-oriented than were Japanese mothers; they also used more question forms, especially yes/no questions. Japanese mothers were affect-oriented, and they used more nonsense, onomatopoeic sounds, baby talk, and babies' names. The differences between countries in maternal speech addressed to 3-montholds appear to reflect characteristic culture-specific communicative styles as well as beliefs and values related to childrearing.
Type Text
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Journal Title Journal of Child Language
Volume 17
Issue 2
First Page 279
Last Page 94
Subject Maternal speech; Information-oriented; Affect-oriented; Prelinguistic infants; Baby talk
Subject LCSH United States; Japan
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Toda, S., Fogel, A. D., & Kawai, M. (1990). Maternal speech to three-month-old infants in the United States and Japan. Journal of Child Language, 17(2), 279-94.
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
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