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Gelman, Rochel and Marilyn Shatz. 1977. Appropriate speech adjustments: The operation of conversational constraints on talk to two-year-olds. In Lewis, Michael and Leonard A. Rosenblum, eds. Interaction, conversation, and the development of language. J. Wiley. pp. 27–61.
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On the question of what it means to say that speech adjustments of older people to very young children, are appropriate, and on the extent to which conversational constraints govern all speakers of 'motherese', be they 4-year olds, adults, or any other competent speakers of the language.