Child Language Acquisition- Phonological Development

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Pre-verbal Stage

  • Vegetative - Sounds of discomfort
  • Cooing - Comfort sounds and vocal play (open-mouthed vowel sounds)
  • Babbling - Repeated patterns of consonant & vowel sounds
  • Proto-words - word-like vocalisations, not matching actual words but used consistently for the same meaning (scribble talk)

Lexical & grammatical stages of development

  • Holophrastic - one-word utterance carrying a meaning of a phrase
  • One-word -


Fay Arnison


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