motherese


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Synonyms for motherese

an adult's imitation of the speech of a young child

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The meanings of melodies in motherese in tone and stress languages.
One of the characteristics of motherese is the use of short clauses separated by pauses, and it has consequently more pauses than the adult-directed speech; therefore, it can help segmentation.
Occasionally, she read to the children using motherese (mimicking children's talk) as she had explained in one interview session that she did so children could relate with the stories.
In "Language Strange: Motherese, the Semiotic, and Romantic Poetry" (chapter 6), Richardson continues to press his point that work in the cognitive sciences allows critics not only to recast traditional critical debates but also to discover new patterns running through Romantic texts.
Adults around the world intuitively speak to infants using a singsong, vocally exaggerated mix of words and sounds known as motherese.
Motherese is found in all humans, although its expression is culturally influenced.
Specifically, hugs and rocking may be more reinforcing than playing, and giving praise using a high pitched motherese voice may be more reinforcing than praise given in a more typical prosody.
In the process, she demonstrates that motherese exists in all modern societies, that it is mothers worldwide who help babies learn language, and that observations of motherese today can tell us much about the emergence of language among our species.
A child of 36 months is estimated to have a vocabulary of 1,200 words as a consequence of 45,000,000 words of caregiver input (largely motherese, Moskowitz, 1978).
Los tres periodos mas importantes de este proceso de ensenanza-aprendizaje son el uso del lenguaje de nodriza o baby talk (0 y 12 meses), lenguaje de apoyo o scaffolding (12 a 24 meses) y un estilo pedagogico implicito o motherese (24 a 27 meses).
between child reduplication and the meaning of diminution and that between child reduplication and motherese in the article by Leroy and Morgenstern.
A Pop Song Register: The Motherese of Adolescents as Affective Foreigner Talk.