Speech stages

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  • Created on: 23-05-17 19:33

PRE-VERBAL STAGE

Lexis/semantics: none 

Phonology: babbling/cooing 

Grammar: none 

Pragmatics: Parents will develop turn taking and eye contact 

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HOLOPHRASTIC- 1 WORD STAGE

Lexis/semantics: nouns and verbs

                         -food, physical objects, names 

Phonology: monosyllabic 

Grammar: concrete/proper nouns ( objects and names-places,people ect.) 

Pragmatics: 1 word implies/suggests a whole mening to satisfy needs 

                  (similar to 2-word stage) 

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TWO-WORD STAGE

Appear when child is around 18 months 

The 2 words are usually in a grammatically correct sequence 

EXAMPLES: 

SUBJECT + VERB- Jenny sleep (Jenny is sleeping) 

VERB + OBJECT- Suzy juice ( suzy is drinking juice)

SUBJECT + COMPLEMENT- Daddy busy ( Daddy is busy) 

In this stage children focus on key wors that convey less information, e.g in, the      are missed out 

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TELEGRAPHIC

Begin producing 3 or 4 word utterances 

Some gramatically complete- e.g 'Amy like tea'  'Mummy sleeps upstairs' 

Key elements missing: 

Articles; a, the 

auxiliary verbs; is, has 

prepositions; to, on, for 

conjuctions; but, because

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