Do All Babies Sound The Same?

HideShow resource information
Evidence:
noises made by children of different nationalities start to sound different
1 of 7
Experiments:
native adults have successfully identified babies from their own countries
2 of 7
Gesture
Children show desire to communicate through gestures. E.g. point to object and use facial expressions. ‘What’s that’ Beginnings of pragmatic development – recognising social context.
3 of 7
Intonation
Patterns begin to resemble speech. It rises at the end of an utterance. Child may be able to rhythm and emphasise to demonstrate greeting or calling.
4 of 7
However
there have been some doubt about as to whether children can interpret intonation.
5 of 7
Theorist: Alan Cruttenden (1947)
Compared adults and children to see if they could predict football results by listening to scores. Research found that adults could predict successfully whereas children were less accurate.
6 of 7
Theorist: Noam Chompsky
We have innate brain mechanism. Pre-programmed to be able to use and learn grammatical structures. Mechanism = LAD (LANGUAGE ACQUISITION DEVICE). Though language lexically+phonologically is different = share same grammar principle = UNIVERSAL GRAMMAR
7 of 7

Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

Experiments:

Back

native adults have successfully identified babies from their own countries

Card 3

Front

Gesture

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

Intonation

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

However

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
View more cards

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar English Language resources:

See all English Language resources »See all Child language acquisition resources »