Grammatical Stages: Child Language Acquisition

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  • Stages (Grammar)
    • Holophrastic Stage
      • 12-18 months
      • One word
        • Holophrases: Single words that convey a more complex meaning
        • "Allgone" = Child thinks it is one word
      • Nelson
        • 60% of first words are nouns
    • Two-Word Stage
      • 18-24 months
      • Usually grammatically correct syntax
      • Brown: 'Meaning Relations'
      • Bloom: Context affects utterances
      • Questions: Rely on intonation
    • Telegraphic Stage
      • 2-3 years
      • Can form questions
      • Lexis > Grammar
        • Salient words
        • Miss out: Auxiliary verbs Prepositions Comparatives etc...

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