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Intersection Between Infant Sex and Socioeconomic Status as it Relates to Maternal-Infant Directed Speech

Abstract

Maternal speech—how mothers talk to their infants— significantly influences language development, readiness for school, and later academic success. Maternal speech affects language growth by providing a stream of information for word-learning mechanisms. Many demographic and social factors shape how a mother speaks to her child. Past literature has focused on two such factors: infant sex and socioeconomic status (SES). While the research has investigated both factors separately, a gap remains regarding the intersectionality between sex and SES. We explore the interaction between infant sex and SES as it pertains to maternal speech in order to better understand how these variables contribute to the academic achievement gap in later childhood.

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Melissa Clearfield

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Psychology

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Developmental Psychology

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Intersection Between Infant Sex and Socioeconomic Status as it Relates to Maternal-Infant Directed Speech

Olin 157

Maternal speech—how mothers talk to their infants— significantly influences language development, readiness for school, and later academic success. Maternal speech affects language growth by providing a stream of information for word-learning mechanisms. Many demographic and social factors shape how a mother speaks to her child. Past literature has focused on two such factors: infant sex and socioeconomic status (SES). While the research has investigated both factors separately, a gap remains regarding the intersectionality between sex and SES. We explore the interaction between infant sex and SES as it pertains to maternal speech in order to better understand how these variables contribute to the academic achievement gap in later childhood.

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