Children's engagement and caregivers' use of language-boosting strategies during shared book reading: A mixed methods approach



Lingwood, Jamie, Lampropoulou, Sofia ORCID: 0000-0001-9072-1394, De Bezenac, Christophe, Billington, Josie ORCID: 0000-0002-0632-612X and Rowland, Caroline
(2022) Children's engagement and caregivers' use of language-boosting strategies during shared book reading: A mixed methods approach. JOURNAL OF CHILD LANGUAGE, 50 (6). pp. 1436-1458.

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Abstract

For shared book reading to be effective for language development, the adult and child need to be highly engaged. The current paper adopted a mixed-methods approach to investigate caregiver's language-boosting behaviours and children's engagement during shared book reading. The results revealed there were more instances of joint attention and caregiver's use of prompts during moments of higher engagement. However, instances of most language-boosting behaviours were similar across episodes of higher and lower engagement. Qualitative analysis assessing the link between children's engagement and caregiver's use of speech acts, revealed that speech acts do seem to contribute to high engagement, in combination with other aspects of the interaction.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: shared book reading, engagement
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of the Arts
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2022 08:16
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2023 20:36
DOI: 10.1017/S0305000922000290
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3134247