A language stimulation analysis of Cantonese-English bilingual infants in Hong Kong

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Abstract

This study measured naturalistic language stimulation in Hong Kong among eight bilingual (Cantonese, English) infants. Two findings were that (a) infants received more indirect (adult-to-adult) than direct (adult-to-infant) language stimulation and (b) infants received 6.8 hr of language stimulation per day with more fillers, vocatives, and baby talk than declaratives, interrogatives, and imperatives. Copyright © 2013 Hammill Institute on Disabilities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-4
JournalCommunication Disorders Quarterly
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

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Yip, M. C. W. (2013). A language stimulation analysis of Cantonese-English bilingual infants in Hong Kong. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 35(1), 3-4.

Keywords

  • Language stimulation
  • Bilingual (Cantonese-English) infants