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Environmental Effects on Language Development: A Study of Young Children in Long-Stay Residential Nurseries

Barbara Tizard, Oliver Cooperman, Anne Joseph and Jack Tizard
Child Development
Vol. 43, No. 2 (Jun., 1972), pp. 337-358
Published by: Wiley on behalf of the Society for Research in Child Development
DOI: 10.2307/1127540
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1127540
Page Count: 22
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Abstract

Observational studies of 85 children aged 2-5 years were made in 13 residential nursery groups. The aim was to relate the language development of the children to the amount and quality of adult talk directed at them, and both these factors to the way in which the nursery was organized. No "institutional retardation" was found, and the mean test scores on both verbal and nonverbal tests were average. Significant correlations were obtained between the language comprehension scores of the children and both the quality of the talk directed to them and the way in which the nursery was organized.

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