Language Acquisiton

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M B R X S B K C X C X C X M R S O V G C W
D I B H F U H I R X D S X W U V R L N X G
A B H K D A D T K T N V W M I E E M X F G
F T Y O D P P S H I O D I O B J Y I G L C
E S E W E E J A C F I X F U B F S C S K N
Y G I N C T O R E I T F X S W O U B D P J
P F L I I I A H T F E Y S J Q B B P D D S
I I T O O T J P S Y L Y C X A V S V Q Y R
I T A O V T C O A A E G Y Y N X T V P F X
N Z D L L O Y L J B D X X H D I I Q E J H
R P D R N A O O P J T I H V T N T C A N C
N A I H M N H H J Q R D S V M K U J X X B
Y T T E G D X N X B N J H C I N T I C L C
C R I R S H X W B E C B H N R T I D Q C C
G I O S T O E Y Q K H L D G H L O R P M X
P C N V N L J D M Q N M O M I A N Y O I R
C K K N S O T H A T C A Q G Q H X D X V B
R O H F G W J D E W U J R X H Q L U M S O
G T N M U K R R B U U E D F C Q E P C K G
V N D Q P A H G Q A G L J R M G B R U X R
V S R H C C R C X P U R A O X F R K A A J

Clues

  • instead of dropping a consonant, a child may replace it with one that is easier to say (12)
  • One word combinations between 12-18 months. acts in a variety of ways, e.g question, noun, and verb (12)
  • sometimes a child drops a consonant altogether particularly at the end of the word (8)
  • The heart rate of an unborn baby slows when hearing mother's voice (11)
  • theorists who videoed infants and noted most of the babbling comes from the right side of the child's mouth. controlled by left side of the brain suggests babbling is a form of preliminary speech (7, 3, 7)
  • when a child adds a vowel to make the final position easier to say; easier than a consonant (8)
  • when the sound vibrates the vocal chords (6)

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