Language Acquisition - Language Acquisition Cooing:...

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Language Acquisition Cooing: Repetition of vowel sounds by infants; typically starts at 6-8 weeks Babbling: Repetition of meaningless language sounds (e.g., babababa); uses consonants B, D, M, and G; starts at 7 months More on Language Acquisition Single-word stage: The child says one word at a time Telegraphic speech: Two-word sentences that communicate a single idea (e.g., “want cookie”) Noam Chomsky and the Roots of Language Biological disposition: Presumed readiness of humans to learn certain skills such as how to use language Chomsky: Language patterns are inborn Signal In early language development, any behavior, such as touching, vocalizing, gazing, or smiling, that allows nonverbal interaction and turn-taking between parent and child Parentese (Motherese) Pattern of speech used when talking to infants Marked by higher-pitched voice; short, simple sentences; slowed speech and exaggerated voice inflections; and repetition Jean Piaget and Cognitive Development Piaget believed that all children passed through a set series of stages during their cognitive
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