Differences between girls and boys in emerging language skills: evidence from 10 language communities.

@article{Eriksson2012DifferencesBG,
  title={Differences between girls and boys in emerging language skills: evidence from 10 language communities.},
  author={M{\aa}rten Eriksson and Peter B. Marschik and Tiia Tulviste and Margareta Almgren and Miguel P{\'e}rez Pereira and Sonja Wehberg and Ljubica Marjanovi{\vc}-Umek and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique Gayraud and Melita Kova{\vc}evi{\'c} and Carlos Porcel Gallego},
  journal={The British journal of developmental psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 Pt 2},
  pages={326-43}
}
The present study explored gender differences in emerging language skills in 13,783 European children from 10 non-English language communities. It was based on a synthesis of published data assessed with adapted versions of the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories (CDIs) from age 0.08 to 2.06. The results showed that girls are slightly ahead of boys in early communicative gestures, in productive vocabulary, and in combining words. The difference increased with age. Boys were… CONTINUE READING