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Korean Journal of Child Studies 2010;31(6): 35-50.
다문화 가정 유아들의 함께 주의하기나 언어발달
Joint Attention and Language Development in Infants from Multi-Cultural Families
Young Shin Park
Joint attention, language development, and the relationship between these two variables were compared in infants from multi-cultural and Korean families. Joint attention was observed in both the Early Social Communication Scale (ESCS) and in infant-mother free play. Language development was evaluated by means of the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventory-Korean. There were no group differences in initiating and responding to joint attention in ESCS. However, in infant-mother free play, joint attention episodes were less and shorter in duration with infants from multi-cultural families than in Korean infants. The size of both the expressive and receptive vocabulary was also smaller in infants from multi-cultural families than in Korean infants. In terms of Korean infants, mean duration of joint attention episodes in free play showed a significant positive correlation with the size of the expressive vocabulary and initiating joint attention in ESCS also showed a significant positive correlation with the size of receptive vocabulary. However, none of the measures of joint attention indicated a significant relationship with the size of either expressive or receptive vocabulary in infants from multi-cultural families.
Key Words: infants from multi-cultural families, joint attention, Language development, Early Social Communication Scale, infant-mother free play, M-B CDI-K
주요어: 다문화 가정 유아, 함께 주의하기, 언어발달, 초기 사회적 의사소통 척도, 유아-어머니 자유놀이, 한국판 멕아더-베이츠 의사소통발달검사
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