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Vaikiškosios kalbos ypatybės
Modifications of child-directed speech

Author(s): Laura Kamandulytė-Merfeldienė
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Lietuvių Kalbos Institutas
Keywords: Child-directed speech; vocabulary; syntax; morphology; utterance; language acquisition

Summary/Abstract: The overview of lexical, morphological and syntactic features of child-directed speech has shown its modifications simplify the language, make it easier to understand, draws the child's attention to some specific language elements and facilitates language acquisition. The register of child-directed speech can be treated as a simplified version of the standard language.

  • Issue Year: 2006
  • Issue No: 79
  • Page Range: 264-272
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Lithuanian