- Around 12 - 18 months
- Babbling/monosyllabic reduplication
- Can usually only say one word at a time - meaning is context-driven
- Proper nouns e.g. 'Daddy', 'Nana'
- Concrete nouns e.g. 'juice', 'biscuits'
- Phatic/social talk e.g. 'hiya', 'bye-bye', 'please'
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- Around 18 - 24 months
- Made up of primarily two-word sentences
- Often contain one subject word and the other a verb/action
- Incomplete sentences = relying on context for interpretation
- 'The emergence of grammar'
- Beginning to use prepositions e.g. 'on'
- And possession words e.g. 'my'
- And pronouns e.g. 'she
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- Around 2 - 2.5 years
- Child begins to use sentences of up to four words in length
- Understand grammar, semantics, phonology and beginnings of pragmatics
- Function words are often left out but content words remain
- Start to use questions
- Start to use auxiliary verbs
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