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First-Language Acquisition: Input/Child-Directed Speech
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Input / child-directed speech is classified as a marginal, relatively stable, conventionalized part of any linguistic system (a distinct register) and is considered by the speech community to be appropriate for communicating mainly with young children. Input is adapted to the linguistic and cognitive capabilities of a child (fine-tuning) and is sufficient fo…

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Kazakovskaya, Victoria, “First-Language Acquisition: Input/Child-Directed Speech”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief Marc L. Greenberg. Consulted online on 09 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032173>
First published online: 2020

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