Definition of caretaker speech noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


caretaker speech

BrE BrE//ˈkeəteɪkə spiːtʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkerteɪkər spiːtʃ//
[uncountable] (linguistics)
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a simple way of speaking that is used when talking to a child or other person who is learning to speak a language
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: caretaker speech