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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 for…

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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, General Editor: Lenore A. Grenoble. Consulted online on 03 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032173>
First published online: 2020

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