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Discrepancy between parental reports of infants' receptive vocabulary and infants' behaviour in a preferential looking task.
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PMID:  18062356     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two experiments are described which explore the relationship between parental reports of infants' receptive vocabularies at 1 ; 6 (Experiment 1a) or 1;3, 1;6 and 1;9 (Experiment 1b) and the comprehension infants demonstrated in a preferential looking task. The instrument used was the Oxford CDI, a British English adaptation of the MacArthur-Bates CDI (Words & Gestures). Infants were shown pairs of images of familiar objects, either both name-known or both name-unknown according to their parent's responses on the CDI. At all ages, and on both name-known and name-unknown trials, preference for the target image increased significantly from baseline when infants heard the target's label. This discrepancy suggests that parental report underestimates infants' word knowledge.
Carmel Houston-Price; Emily Mather; Elena Sakkalou
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of child language     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0305-0009     ISO Abbreviation:  J Child Lang     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-07     Completed Date:  2008-01-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0425743     Medline TA:  J Child Lang     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  701-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Child Language*
Choice Behavior*
Fixation, Ocular*
Verbal Behavior*

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