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Unformatted text preview: • Noises • crying • Facial expressions, etc. o To communicate with parent Babbling • Restricted to speech like sounds but sounds meaningless to us • Repetition of sounds • Universal • Starts at 2-3 months and continues to 1 year • Range of sounds being able to produce with babbling increases o Start with vowels, add consonants o Start with easier sounds and then progressively moves to harder sounds • Sounds different by 6 months to reflect the language the baby is exposed to Progression from Simple to Complex • Exposure to speech sounds of particular languge initially do not influence babbling • By 6 months, babbling differs according to the language to which the infant is exposed o At 6 months babbling reflects language of culture o Distinguishable from other language babbling • Combinations of sounds and gestures used to communicate...
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- Fall '08
- Developmental Psychology, smallest basic sound, babbling increases, parent Babbling