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Three important criteria for First Words
-Produced spontaneously with clear intention and purpose
-Has recognizable pronunciation similar to adult form
-Used word consistently and extended use beyond original context
Words are (3 things)
-composed of meaningful sounds
-symbolic (represent something else in the world)
-arbritary (sound sequences do not directly stand for the concepts they represent)
What is being described?: The systematic and rule-governed speech patters that characterize speech, including syllable structure changes, assimilation, place-or-articulation changes, and manner-of-articulation changes
Is language symbolic? If yes, what does that mean?
Yes. Language is a system of symbols used to transfer thoughts and ideas.
What are the three most important achievements in morphology during toddlerhood?
1) Reach vocabulary of around 50 words between 18 and 24 months.
2) Emergence of grammatical morphemes also appears between 18 and 24 months.
3) Mastery of sequence and timeline for 14 GMs documented by Roger Brown.
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