Talking with Kids Really Matters: Early Language Experience Shapes Later Life Chances

Anne Fernald


The foundation for lifelong literacy is built through a child’s experience with language in the first five years. Integrating research from biological, psycholinguistic, and sociocultural perspectives, I will examine why millions of children fail to reach their developmental potential in the early years and enter school without a strong foundation for learning, resulting in enormous loss of human potential.


Cite as

Fernald, A. (2016) Talking with Kids Really Matters: Early Language Experience Shapes Later Life Chances. Proc. Interspeech 2016, 1970-1970.

Bibtex
@inproceedings{Fernald2016,
author={Anne Fernald},
title={Talking with Kids Really Matters: Early Language Experience Shapes Later Life Chances},
year=2016,
booktitle={Interspeech 2016},
pages={1970--1970}
}