The relationship between mother/infant contact and later differentiation of the social environment

Journal of Genetic Psychology Vol/Iss. 121 Published In Pages: 107-117
By Zern, David


"There is a strong tendency . . . for some social objects (nieces and daughters) to be undifferentiated by the culture's language, where child rearing practices typically keep the mother and child in close contact. Conversely, where early separation does occur, greater linguistic discrimination is the rule" (114)


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