Language Acquisition AQA

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Stages of Language Acquisition:

0-8 weeks: Basic biological noises

8-20 weeks: Cooing and laughing

20-30 weeks: Vocal play

25-50 weeks:  Babbling (smaller set of sounds)

12-18 months: One word utterances (approx 60% nouns) 2 words meant as 1 e.g. 'All gone'

18 months-2 years: Two word utterances (telegraphic stage), start of grammar. Some prepositions and personal pronouns used.

2-3 years: Start questions (using intonation), 3 words or more, longer more varied utterances, errors e.g. sheeps,


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