Differences between girls and boys in emerging language skills : evidence from 10 language communities
Eriksson, Mårten (Author), Marjanovič Umek, Ljubica (Author)

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The present study explored gender differences in emerging language skills in 13,783 European children from 10 non-English language communities. It was based on a synthesis of published data assessed with adapted versions of the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories (CDIs) from age 0.08 to 2.06. The results showed that girls are slightly ahead of boys in early communicative gestures, in productive vocabulary, and in combining words. The difference increased with age. Boys were not found to be more variable than girls. Despite extensive variation in language skills between language communities, the difference between girls and boys remained. This suggests that the difference is caused by robust factors that do not change between language communities.

Keywords:razvoj jezika, govorni razvoj, razlike med spoloma, medkulturne razlike, medkulturne študije, language development, speech development, gender differences, cross cultural differences, cross cultural studies
Work type:Not categorized (r6)
Tipology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:FF - Faculty of Arts
Number of pages:str. 326-343
Numbering:vol. 30, iss. 2
ISSN on article:0261-510X
DOI:10.1111/j.2044-835X.2011.02042.x Link is opened in a new window
COBISS.SI-ID:45891426 Link is opened in a new window
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Title:British journal of developmental psychology
Shortened title:Br. j. dev. psychol.
Publisher:British Psychological Society
COBISS.SI-ID:1518101 This link opens in a new window

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