The Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists Forum

Author Topic: Is the way we talk to children important?  (Read 844 times)

Offline thedoc

  • Forum Admin
  • Administrator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 511
  • Thanked: 11 times
    • View Profile
Is the way we talk to children important?
« on: 24/02/2014 23:30:01 »
How do children learn language and why is 'motherese', the sing song voice we speak to children in, important?
Read a transcript of the interview by clicking here
or Listen to it now or [download as MP3]
« Last Edit: 24/02/2014 23:30:01 by _system »


 

Offline David Cooper

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 1505
    • View Profile
Re: Is the way we talk to children important?
« Reply #1 on: 25/02/2014 19:02:12 »
Can't find the transcript, but it occurs to me that it may be primarily a way of making the baby recognise that what is being said is aimed at it rather than being much more complex noise aimed at other people who already understand everything.
 

The Naked Scientists Forum

Re: Is the way we talk to children important?
« Reply #1 on: 25/02/2014 19:02:12 »

 

SMF 2.0.10 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums