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Synonyms for motherese

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

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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.
Research has shown that children prefer the "motherese" in infant-directed singing due to improved transport of an emotional message.
2011b), and contingent responding using short sentences with high-pitched voices (e.g., motherese) (Pelaez et al.
20Babies typically prefer a female voice over a male voice, which may explain why people raise the pitch of their voice when talking to babies, otherwise known as 'motherese.' Studies suggest that this helps children identify where words begin and end, and provides them with the clues needed to help them develop their own language skills.
Vocabulary simplification for children: A special case of "Motherese?" Journal of Child Language, 15, 395-410.
The study recommends that teachers' training about theories of learning and language liaison of the teachers of the public and private schools pleasant and appealing communicational strategies in English and motherese strategies (motherliness) on the part of the teacher for managing embarrassment can help improve the situation.
The students produced this speech in 'motherese' with the careful enunciation for youngsters whose linguistic skills as are the 'Ball!' stage, as opposed to the 'Excuse me, if you wouldn't mind awfully, I was wondering if you would retrieve my ball, my favourite plaything, from yonder shelf as, I am sure you can appreciate, my lack of stature - i.e.
Play songs and lullabies are viewed as musical analogues of soothing and playful 'baby talk' or 'motherese'" (Trehub, et al., 1997, p.
Four-month-old infants prefer to listen to motherese. Infant Behavior and Development, 8, 181-185.
Mothers in all cultures talk and sing to their infants using a cooing soft voice with high pitch (known as "motherese").
These youngsters' native English speaking (NS) peers arrive at school with the enormous advantage of a well-developed lexical repertoire, thanks to staggering amounts of 'motherese' or caregiver talk (Hart & Risley, 2003).