Friday, 6 November 2009

Parents and CDS

Mummy and Daddy
  • What do parents provide a child with?
  • How does this stimulate Language Acquisition?
  • Which theorists do we know include the role of the parents?
What are these really?

CDS – Child Directed Speech
  • Reduplication
  • Deletion and Substitution
  • Addition
How is baby talk (CDS) said?
  • Simple features
  • Exaggerated prosodic features

What features are there of CDS?
  • Repetition or repeated sentence frames
  • Higher pitch
  • The child’s name rather than pronouns
  • Present tense
  • One word utterances or ellipsis
  • Few verbs or modifiers
  • Concrete nouns
  • Expansions (the expanding of a child’s utterances)
  • Recasts – the extending of and rephrasing of an utterance.
  • Yes/no questions
  • Exaggerated pauses with turn-taking cues.

Bruner and his LASS
  • Ritualised activities help parents make rules and meanings predictable and explicit.
  • What does peek-a-boo teach children?
  • What about hickory-dickory-clock
  • One, two, three, four, five?

1 comment:

Fran said...

Your blog is great. So much useful stuff. Your students must love you.

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