Conclusion In conclusion, communication is the most significant part of the human society and this is acquired during infancy. Language acquisition by the children is based on the interactions that they have with their parents and other members of the community whereby the child is able to acquire specific words that are used in communication and utilize them to construct simple sentences that can be used to pass on an intended message. The environment is the main influencing factor that has an impact on language acquisition in children; the environment provides the language inputs that the child is able to acquire and process thus acquiring a given language. The environment also influences the language acquisition in children based on the kind of interactions that the child will have with the specific members of the community to enhance language the acquiring of language. The child is mainly influenced by what he/she hears from the surrounding environment, which also helps in his/her natural development. The specific factors that have been mentioned include: social interactions with family members especially the parents and sounds that they can associate with, and genetic composition. There is also a major difference between higher educated children, from higher socio-economic status families and those who are brought up in
COMMUNICATION DEVELOPMENT IN INFANCY 10 lower educated, lower socio economic status families. The higher educated families will expose their children to more vocabulary and more complex grammatical sentences, which will in turn motivate the child to acquire a given language more accurately and quickly.
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