Is the way we talk to children important?

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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?
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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.