language in the children. This means that the child must be in a position to have a good recall memory for them to remember. They also developed the developmental theory whereby the children had to develop in terms of their biological makeup for them to be able to acquire any given language. Discussion According to the evidence and the researches that have been conducted on language acquisition in children, it is clear that exposure to different environments will greatly affect the rate and limit of language acquisition. The first factor that can be seen from the research that
COMMUNICATION DEVELOPMENT IN INFANCY 8 greatly affects language acquisition is exposure to the specific environments. As mentioned earlier, the environment greatly influences the rate at which a child is able to acquire a given language considering that the child must be able to listen to the words that are used in communication for them to be able to understand how to use them. Another kind of environment that the child can be exposed to is musical environment whereby the child is attracted to different musical instruments, which they use in language acquisition (Paavola & Moilanen, 2005). Another major factor that can be seen from the researches that have been carried out is age of the child. As mentioned in the discussion, a child must be is a position to be attentive to the surrounding environment for them to acquire the specific words that are used in communication. Attention in child increase as the age increases in that the higher the age of the child, the high attention level thus meaning that the older child is able to acquire a language faster than the younger infant (Reilly & Williams, 2006). Social interactions are also a factor that must be understood in that a child must be able to interact with other members of the society for them to understand the words that are being used for communication. After the initial acquisition of the words, the child must then be able to interact with other members of the society for them to understand how to construct simple sentences that will later pass on an intended message (Strid & Heimann, 2006). Conclusion In conclusion, communication is the most significant parts 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 use them to construct simple sentences that can be used to pass on an intended message. The environment is the main
COMMUNICATION DEVELOPMENT IN INFANCY 9 influencing factor that influences language acquisition in children whereby 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 social interactions that the child has with other members of the society. According to different
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