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The Study of Language Chapter 13


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Four typical features of caregivers speech
Frequent us of questions, using exaggerated intonation, extra loudness and a slower tempo with longer pauses.
Why are some of the infant's first sounds described as "cooing"?
Because by a certain age, infants are able to bring the back of the tongue to the back of the pallet which create sounds similar to velar consonants k and g.
During which stage do children typically first produce syllable sequences similar to "mama" and "dada" and how old are they?
During the babbling stage, they are usually about nine to ten months old.
At about what age do children typically begin producing varied syllable combinations such as ma-da-ga-ba?
Ten to eleven months.
Which of these two utterence was produced by the older child and why?

(a) I not hurt him
(b) No the sun shining
The phrase "No, the sun shining" is the one that is uttered by a child who is older. This results from the child observing the language being used around him or her. By the telegraphic stage of speech, children are able to better understand context and thus form multiple-worded sentences.
What is the term used to describe the process involved when a child uses one word like ball to refer to an apple, an egg, a grape, and a ball?