Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Libraries Rock!: 2018 SLP: Using Parentese

Have you heard of parentese?

Perhaps you don't know the term, but you're probably familiar with what parentese sounds like. 
Here, in this entertaining 60-second spot from ParentingCounts.org, is a great example of parentese.

Parentese is a way of talking that helps Baby focus on our speech.  Parentese often is characterized by speaking in a higher pitch, lengthening words and phrases, and putting added emphasis on certain words.

Here is a short video interview with Dr. Patricia Kuhl, an expert on early language acquisition.

Here is one of the best articles I have read on the practice and use of parentese.  It comes from the Center for Early Literacy Learning.

No comments:

Post a Comment