CLA telegraphic stage and grammatical rules

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  • Telegraphic stage- 2yrs
    • up to 4 words.
      • non-lexical words missed out
        • conjunctions-and, but, it
        • articles- a, the
        • auxiliary verbs- has, had, is
        • inflections- ed, ing
    • utterances will have grammatical elements missing. EG "Daddy home now", "where josh going?"
      • hence the name 'telegraphic'. include key words but omit other elements
  • Gramatical rules
    • inflections
      • BROWN 1973
        • study: 20-36 months olds exhibited the sequence below
          • 1. ing
          • 2. plural- s
          • 3. passesive- s
          • 4. 'the'  'a'
          • 5. past tense -ed
          • 6. third person singular verb ending -s
          • 7. auxiliary- 'be'
      • CRUTTENDEN 1979
        • 1. memories words individual no regard for rules (imitation)
        • 2. awareness of general principles governing inflections
        • 3. overgeneralisation
        • 4. correct inflection used including irregular forms
    • questions
    • negatives

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