that the children with a higher natural rate development will tend to have an

That the children with a higher natural rate

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that the children with a higher natural rate development will tend to have an increase in their attentive skills, which, as mentioned, is the key factor that determine language acquisition. In their argument Gleason & Bernstein (2012) that music was also another major factor that influences language acquisition in the children. They argued that infants will prefer listening to familiar sounds and sounds that they can associate with. This includes the sounds that are projected from different musical instruments and the sounds of their mother’s. This widely encourages them to communicate thus leading to language acquisition. This was shown through an example of the American child who can be able to separate between ‘b’ and ‘p’ although they may sound the same. This then meant that infants can actually acquire their language from music through the words and sounds that are produced. In addition, Gleason & Bernstein (2012) also argued that infants who tend to be highly motivated by the musical instrument will always make different gestures when exposed to this kind of situation. In some cases, the child will smile to symbolize that they are enjoying the sound of the music and in the event that the music is turned off, the child will always tend to cry symbolizing that they are not happy having being taken from the familiar environment that they were enjoying. They also argued that children will always get stimulated to think and talk in the environment where music is playing in the background. They also said that parents, who talk to their children when soft music with musical
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COMMUNICATION DEVELOPMENT IN INFANCY 7 instruments is playing in the background, will have an ample opportunity to influence their children’s language development, which, in most cases, occurs earlier than expected. In another argument, Strid & Heimann (2006) argued that language acquisition is mainly controlled by the child’s genetic combination, as well as, the basic biological makeup of the child’s DNA. They argued that it is hard for children from some tribes to acquire language in the same way as some children in some other parts of the world. During their study, the used children from a Swedish background who were tested during infancy and after 24 months of growth. They found out that out of the twenty six children that were tested in the study, only 15 had been able to acquire the Swedish language with the rest not being able to acquire any given language but instead had acquired a little bit of Swedish and English. As for the basic biological makeup, the children were tested in terms of their recall memory considering that a child is always in a position to acquire a language once they are able to recall the correct pronunciations of the specific word (Tamis-LeMona & Yoshikawa, 2012). The child will try as much as possible to recall any words that were mentioned during their social interaction with other members of the society, which in turn means that the recall memory is an essential part in the acquisition of language in the children. This means that the child must be in a position to have a good recall
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