The stages of language development

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The pre-linguistic stage
Sounds, noises, gurgling ect. Baby listens intently, responds to tone of voice, recognises familiar voices. By 9 months repeats sounds, uses appropriate gestures. Babbling takes on 'tune' of language they are hearing.
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Holophrase (to approx 12 months)
Single words with a range of meanings, used with purpose. Co-operation develops in conversations and in following instructions. Tuneful babble develops into expressive 'jargon'-voice goes up and down appropriately.
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Telegraphic (to approx 2 years)
Abbreviated phrases used with meaning. E.g. 'doggie gone.' Understands wide range of vocabulary and uses around 50 words. Uses own name and names objects and actions. Rapid development of vocabulary and understanding. Enjoys songs, conversations ect.
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Developing grammar (2-3yrs)
Plurals, pronouns, adjectives, tenses ect. Complex sentence structure, examples of 'virtuous errors' e.g i goed to the park.
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Extended use of language (3-4)
Can use past, present and future more easily. Enjoys jokes, nonsense words ect. Will imitate swearing. Wil lelar their address, age ect.
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Creative and fluent language (4+)
The immdeiate culture influences the use of language- adapting conventions, roles of language ect. Children are beginning to understand that different audiences and situations require different ways of talking.
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Holophrase (to approx 12 months)

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Single words with a range of meanings, used with purpose. Co-operation develops in conversations and in following instructions. Tuneful babble develops into expressive 'jargon'-voice goes up and down appropriately.

Card 3

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Telegraphic (to approx 2 years)

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Developing grammar (2-3yrs)

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Card 5

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Extended use of language (3-4)

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