The effects of maternal depression on the 'musicality' of infant directed speech and conversational engagement

Marwick, Helen M. and Murray, L.; Malloch, Stephen and Trevarthen, Colwyn, eds. (2010) The effects of maternal depression on the 'musicality' of infant directed speech and conversational engagement. In: Communicative musicality. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 281-300. ISBN 9780199588725

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Abstract

Communicative Musicality explores the intrinsic musical nature of human interaction. The theory of communicative musicality was developed from groundbreaking studies showing how in mother/infant communication there exist noticeable patterns of timing, pulse, voice timbre, and gesture. Without intending to, the exchange between a mother and her infant follow many of the rules of musical performance, including rhythm and timing.