Fathers' Speech to Their Children : Perfect Pitch or Tin Ear?

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Journal Name
Fathering
Journal Volume
1
Journal Issue
1
Page Count
24
Year Published
2003
Author (Individual)
Abkarian, G.G.
Dworkin, James Paul.
Abkarian, Andrea K.
Resource Type
Journal Article
Resource Format
PDF
This paper reviews the literature on the similarities and differences in child-directed speech (CDS) employed by fathers and mothers. The contributions that fathers are thought to make to their children's language and communicative development are discussed, and factors influencing the findings and interpretations of empirical studies of fathers' CDS are presented. (Author abstract).

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