Unformatted text preview: 176 and then review the hyperlinked video. What do you observe the caregiver doing that demonstrates responsiveness to the infant? Now that we have outlined the parent’s role in the language
development process, consider the child’s role per the work
of Adams and Chance (1998).
of Phase 1 – 06 months of age. Children attend to people in their environment.
Phase 2 – 612 months of age. Children attempt to communicate and engage in joint attention activities.
Phase 3 – 12 months of age and older. Children use language to communicate.
As you can see, language acquisition is a process with the child showing a keen interest in and interacting with other humans in his environment. Language Content, and Use Revisited.
Content – Infants develop an understanding of words during infancy. They produce their first true words...
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