Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Wiley-Blackwell Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

By: Ernst Jahr

Provides richly detailed insight into the uniqueness of the Norwegian language development. Marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Norwegian nation following centuries of Danish rule


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Acquiring Phonology: A Cross-Generational Case-Study

By Neil Smith

The study also highlights the constructs of current linguistic theory, arguing for distinctive features and the notion 'onset' and against some of the claims of Optimality Theory and Usage-based accounts.


New from Brill!

ad

Language Production and Interpretation: Linguistics meets Cognition

By Henk Zeevat

The importance of Henk Zeevat's new monograph cannot be overstated. [...] I recommend it to anyone who combines interests in language, logic, and computation [...]. David Beaver, University of Texas at Austin


Academic Paper


Title: 'Predictors of early precocious talking: A prospective population study'
Author: JemmaSkeat
Institution: 'University of Melbourne'
Author: MelissaWake
Institution: 'University of Melbourne'
Author: SheenaReilly
Institution: 'Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, The Royal Children''s Hospital'
Author: PatriciaEadie
Institution: 'Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, The Royal Children''s Hospital'
Author: LesleyBretherton
Institution: 'University of Melbourne'
Author: EdithL.Bavin
Institution: 'La Trobe University'
Author: O. C.Ukoumunne
Institution: 'University of Melbourne'
Linguistic Field: 'Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics'
Abstract: This study examines potential predictors of ‘precocious talking’ (expressive language ≥90th percentile) at one and two years of age, and of ‘stability’ in precocious talking across both time periods, drawing on data from a prospective community cohort comprising over 1,800 children. Logistic regression was used to examine the relationship between precocious talking and the following potential predictors: gender, birth order, birth weight, non-English speaking background, socioeconomic status, maternal age, maternal mental health scores, and vocabulary and educational attainment of parents. The strongest predictors of precocity (being female and having a younger mother) warrant further exploration. Overall, however, it appears that precocity in early vocabulary development is not strongly influenced by the variables examined, which together explained just 2·6% and 1% of the variation at 1 ; 0 and 2 ; 0 respectively.

CUP at LINGUIST

This article appears in Journal of Child Language Vol. 37, Issue 5, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



Back
Add a new paper
Return to Academic Papers main page
Return to Directory of Linguists main page