Title

Middle- and Working-Class Black and White Children's Speech During a Picture-Labeling Task

Department

Psychology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1997

Abstract

Examined the speech of 9 middle-class Black, 9 middle-class White, 9 working-class Black, and 9 working-class White preschool children (aged 3.0–5.9 yrs) during a picture labeling task. The groups were found to be similar in levels and forms of labeling. There were class differences and race differences among the Ss: middle-class and White Ss labeled more and provided more information about objects. Results demonstrate the influence of social context in shaping children's labeling and the simultaneous influence of children's independent structuring of their labeling.

Journal

The Journal of Genetic Psychology: Research and Theory on Human Development

Journal ISSN

0022-1325

Volume

158

Issue

2

First Page

226

Last Page

240

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1080/00221329709596664