Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10620/18061
Longitudinal Study: LSIC
Title: Early vocabulary development of Australian Indigenous Children: Identifying strengths
Authors: Pearson, Glenn C. 
Walker, Roz D. 
Farrant, Brad M 
Shepherd, Carrington 
Publication Date: Apr-2014
Pages: 942817
Keywords: language development
Indigenous language
vocabulary development
oral story telling
parent-child book reading
Indigenous children
Abstract: The current study sought to increase our understanding of the factors involved in the early vocabulary development of Australian Indigenous children. Data from the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children were available for 573 Indigenous children (291 boys) who spoke English (M = 37.0 months, SD = 5.4 months, at wave 3). Data were also available for 86 children (51 boys) who spoke an Indigenous language (M = 37.1 months, SD = 6.0 months, at wave 3). As hypothesised, higher levels of parent-child book reading and having more children’s books in the home were associated with better English vocabulary development. Oral storytelling in Indigenous language was a significant predictor of the size of children’s Indigenous vocabulary.
DOI: 10.1155/2014/942817
URL: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cdr/2014/942817/
Keywords: Child Development -- Speech and Language; Children -- Indigenous
Research collection: Journal Articles
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