Becky Vance, M.S., CCC-SLP
February 23, 2016
Infants (Birth 18 months)
Language is a communication tool whose
development depends on the prior
development of communication
Baby engages in a behavior (in
Semantics: continue increase in vocab (expressive and receptive)
Pragmatics: huge increase in language use and flexibility Increasingly intertwined relationship
between socialization and language flexibility Increased ability to take the communication
The process of transcription is difficult especially with younger children who do not have
of their phonemes mastered. Many of the words blend together or are not pronounced together so
it becomes challenging when the transcriber must use context to figur
-cognitive determinism: language is subservient to thought. It is a result of thought.
-linguistic determinism: cognition is a subservient to language. Thought is a result of language.
-taking turns: first thought influences language, then language influe