Communication in 32 mother-infant dyads (18 mother-preterm infants and 14 mother-full-term infants) was observed during semi-structured play sessions when the children were 6 months of age. Maternal speech directed to the child was assessed in terms of complexity, verbal productivity and function of the utterances. This study also analysed turn-taking interaction structure and the children's prelinguistic development. The results show differences between the interactive patterns of term and preterm mother-infant dyads. In particular, mother-preterm infant conversations were characterized by high maternal responsiveness and lack of activity on the part of the infant. Copyright © 2007 SAGE Publications.

Salerni, N., Suttora, C., D'Odorico, L. (2007). A comparison of characteristics of early communication exchanges in mother-preterm and mother-full-term infant dyads. FIRST LANGUAGE, 27(4), 329-346 [10.1177/0142723707081654].

A comparison of characteristics of early communication exchanges in mother-preterm and mother-full-term infant dyads

SALERNI, NICOLETTA;SUTTORA, CHIARA;D'ODORICO, LAURA
2007-11

Abstract

Communication in 32 mother-infant dyads (18 mother-preterm infants and 14 mother-full-term infants) was observed during semi-structured play sessions when the children were 6 months of age. Maternal speech directed to the child was assessed in terms of complexity, verbal productivity and function of the utterances. This study also analysed turn-taking interaction structure and the children's prelinguistic development. The results show differences between the interactive patterns of term and preterm mother-infant dyads. In particular, mother-preterm infant conversations were characterized by high maternal responsiveness and lack of activity on the part of the infant. Copyright © 2007 SAGE Publications.
Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico
Child directed speech; language development; mother-infant interaction; premature birth; turn-taking skills
English
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Salerni, N., Suttora, C., D'Odorico, L. (2007). A comparison of characteristics of early communication exchanges in mother-preterm and mother-full-term infant dyads. FIRST LANGUAGE, 27(4), 329-346 [10.1177/0142723707081654].
Salerni, N; Suttora, C; D'Odorico, L
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