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Unformatted text preview: LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT KEY CONCEPTS Active listening: listening in a non-defensive way and responding by clarifying the message rather than criticizing Articulation disorder: a speech disorder diagnosed when a familiar adult cannot understand a childs speech at age three, or when articulation errors are still evident at age eight Babbling: repetitive consonant-vowel combinations produced by infants, such as dadadada. Child-directed speech: language directed to infants and children characterized by high pitch, exaggerated intonations, elongated vowels short and simple sentences, and repetition Code mixing: bilingual individuals use of words or phrases from one language as a substitute in the other language Decoding: applying sounds to letters to identify printed words Dysfluency: a lack of fluency in speech production, which may involve repetition of syllables, words, or phrases, interjections, pauses, revisions, and sound prolongation English immersion: a sink-or-swim approach to teaching English-language learners in which...
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course EDPY 401 taught by Professor Hurst during the Fall '09 term at South Carolina.

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