By S. A. II Kuczaj

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Table 4-13 shows that within the context of practice based on self-models, crib speech seemed to be an important context for the occurrence of such practice. Buildups, breakdowns, and substitutions were most common in crib speech. Completions were most common in social speech. Exact repetitions were most frequent in asocial speech. For Child A, crib speech seemed to be the most likely place to produce linguistic practice, with social and asocial speech playing somewhat less important roles in this regard.

The remaining seven children did not exhibit any consistent pattern in regard to the MLUs of crib speech and social-context speech. In the speech samples obtained from these seven children, crib speech MLUs were occasionally higher than social-context speech MLUs, but the opposite pattern was also frequently observed. 2. Each of the children's MLUs exhibited peaks and valleys. Crib speech MLU peaks and valleys tended to be more drastic than was the case for social-contextspeech MLU. 3. Ten of the children's MLUs reflected an inverse relation between the peaks and valleys of crib speech and those of social-context speech.

On the other hand, practice was more likely to occur in crib speech than in social-context speech in terms of relative frequency. The above analyses, although not based on equal sampling of each speech-model context, are not necessarily misleading in that practice varied from crib-speech sample to crib-speech sample, as well as within each of the three speech-model situations comprising social-context speech. I have compared crib-speech practice with practice in each of the three social-context speech types in order to determine the extent to which practice was found in each of the four speech-model types, this comparison being necessary to evaluate the developmental significance of crib speech in the language acquisition process.

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