Caregivers' contingent comments to 9-month-old infants: Relationships with later language

  title={Caregivers' contingent comments to 9-month-old infants: Relationships with later language},
  author={Pamela Rosenthal Rollins},
  journal={Applied Psycholinguistics},
  pages={221 - 234}
  • P. Rollins
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology
  • Applied Psycholinguistics
This prospective longitudinal study examined the relationship between caregiver input to 9-month-old infants and their subsequent language. Mother–infant dyads were videotaped at ages 9, 12, and 30 months. Language comprehension (at 12 and 18 months) was measured by parent report and correlated with an independent language measure. Three maternal style variables were reduced from the 9-month data. Only caregivers' contingent comments (CCC) related to infants' later language. These findings held… Expand
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