Year 1 - language acquisition

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  • Year 1 - language acquisition
    • Stages
      • biological noises - 0-2 months
      • cooing and laughing - 2-5 months
      • vocal play - 5-8 months
      • babbling 6-12 months
      • melodic utterances - 9-18 months
    • Child directed speech
      • simple vocabulary
      • short sentences
      • speak slowly
      • widen pitch of voice
      • have 'conversations' before child can respond meaningfully
        • mother will speak and wait for a reaction from child
          • exposes child to rules of turn taking
    • Fathers
      • mothers and fathers exhibit similar linguistic behaviour to their child, but fathers tend to:
        • use a wider range of vocabulary
        • ask more direct questions
        • interact with baby in a more intense way
          • playing dramatically
        • less likely to understand baby's vocalisations
          • may spend less time with child

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