motherese


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moth·er·ese

 (mŭth′ə-rēz′, -rēs′)
n.
Child-directed speech. See Usage Note at child-directed speech.

motherese

(ˌmʌðəˈriːz)
n
(Linguistics) the simplified and repetitive type of speech, with exaggerated intonation and rhythm, often used by adults when speaking to babies
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Noun1.motherese - an adult's imitation of the speech of a young childmotherese - an adult's imitation of the speech of a young child
non-standard speech - speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community
Translations
AmmenspracheElternsprache
References in periodicals archive ?
We focus on two processes: activation of the mirror neuron system and neural processing of motherese.
Contingent and noncon-tingent reinforcement with maternal vocal imitation and motherese speech: Effects on infant vocalizations.
Maternal speech to infants in a tonal language: Support for universal prosodic features in motherese.
An Investigation of Motherese, Hyperspeech, and Lomabrd Speech in Jamaican Speakers.