Monday, 6 June 2016

Do Questions Get Infants Talking? Infant Vocal Responses to Questions and Declaratives in Maternal Speech

Melissa Reimchen (Department of Psychology, University of Manitoba)
Melanie Soderstrom (Department of Psychology, University of Manitoba)

Paper Highlights

  • Mothers interacted with their infants in a laboratory setting
  • 10- and 14-month-old infants did not vocalize more in response to maternal questions than declaratives
  • Mothers repeated questions more at 14 months

Author keywords: maternal questions, infant vocal behaviour, turn-taking

DOI: 10.1002/icd.1985

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