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The development of communicative competence : the ontogenesis of joint co-ordinated interaction between mother and infant.
An analysis of mother-infant interaction during the preverbal period has revealed the importance of gaze in establishing the phatic channel and in the development of an intersubjectivity between them. Before the infant ...
The relevance of mothers' speech in communication with the pre-verbal child.
In this research project, the speech which four mothers used to address their language-learning infants was examined. Part 1. A Descriptive analysis of mother's speech to infants led to the conclusion that this speech is ...