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The issue of negative evidence: Adult responses to children's language errors.
This study was designed to assess one of the major assumptions of current language learning theories: Adults ignore children's speech errors. We observed both parents (n = 16) and nonparent adults (n
Intonation Patterns in Child-Directed Speech: Mother-Father Differences.
WARREN-LEUBECKER, AMYE, and BOHANNON, JOHN NEIL, III. Intonation Patterns in Child-directed Speech: Mother-Father Differences. CHILD DEVELOPMENT, 1984, 55, 1379-1385. 16 mothers and 16 fathers were
Imitations, interactions, and language acquisition
The precise function of imitation in children's speech is still debated. Two hypotheses have been offered that focus on either the progressive nature of imitation to aid in the language acquisition
The effects of affect and input source on flashbulb memories
Flashbulb memories of shocking news (Challenger Explosion, death of Princess Diana, Pearl Harbour and Iraq bombings) were employed to test two hypotheses: encoding emotion enhances memory and how one
Children's control of adult speech.
BOHANNON, JOHN NEIL, III, and MARQUIS, ANGELA LYNN. Children's Control of Adult Speech. CmHILD DEVELOPMENT, 1977, 48, 1002-1008. 2 studies were done to test the hypothesis that short simple sentences
Useful Evidence on Negative Evidence.
J. L. Morgan, K. M. Bonamo, and L. L. Travis (1995) applied synchronous and time-series regression techniques to observational data to detect effects of recasted error correction on children's
The Relationship between Syntax Discrimination and Sentence Imitation in Children
BOHANNON, JoHN NEL, III. The Relationship between Syntax Discrimination and Sentence Imitation in Children. CHILD DEVELOPMENT, 1975, 46, 444-451. 54 first-, second-, and fifthgrade children (9 boys
The effects of expectation and feedback on speech to foreigners
The effects of speaker expectation of listener competence and the feedback indicative of the listener's comprehension were compared on their power to elicit simplifed speech. The experiment used 2×2