Two word stage and Telegraphic stage

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Two-word stage (beginning of Syntax)

  • at around eighteen months children start to use two words in conjunction
  • when doing this they automatically begin to create grammatical relationships between words - start of syntax

"baby crying" - subject + verb

"catch ball" - verb + object

"daddy dinner" - subject + object

"dolly dirty" - subject + complement

  • these combinations show simular patterns to more complec grammatical constructions
  • phrases use basic blocjs of meaning needed


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