Child Directed Speech (CDS)

Shows the stage of CDS. English A2

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Child Directed Speech - CDS

Parents are likely to use:

  • Repetition
  • A higher pitch
  • Child's name rather than pronouns
  • The present tense
  • One word utterances and/or short alliptical sentences
  • Fewer verbs and modifiers
  • Concrete nouns
  • Expansion and/or recasts (rephrasing of child's utterances)
  • Yes/no questioning
  • Exaggerated pauses giving turn-taking cues
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