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What is the name of the stage between birth and the first world being spoken?
this is known as the pre-verbal or pre-language stage
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what is the next stage and when does this commence?
babies usally start to babble when they're about six months old
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when babies start to babble, the number of different phonemes they produce increases, what is this called?
this is called phonemic expanison
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later in the babbling stage they reduce the number of phonemes they use what is this called?
this is called phonemic contraction
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this is the period when the baby starts to concentrate on reproducing the phonemes it hears in its native language.
it stops using sounds it does not hear from its carers
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what is the next stage and when does this commence?

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babies usally start to babble when they're about six months old

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when babies start to babble, the number of different phonemes they produce increases, what is this called?

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later in the babbling stage they reduce the number of phonemes they use what is this called?

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this is the period when the baby starts to concentrate on reproducing the phonemes it hears in its native language.

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