Stages of child language development
Child language development is one of the important parts of linguistics. Language plays a vital role to communicate with each other, from one country to another country. Every language has its individual characteristics and objectives. Now the question is how to develop a language in children?
|4 stages of child language development|
The pre-linguistic stage is the core of child language acquisition. This stage begins from a child’s birth to his to her 7 months. During childbirth, the baby vocal tract is here and there more like that of a chimp than that of a grown-up human. Specifically, the tip of the velum reaches or covers with the tip of the epiglottis. As the newborn child develops, the tract bit by bit reshapes itself in the grown-up example.
At the very first or two months of life, newborn child articulates of distress with crying. There are some non-reflexive, non-trouble sounds delivered with a brought down velum and a shut or almost shut mouth, giving the impression of a syllabic nasal or a nasalized vowel.
At the age of 2 to 4 months, the newborn child starts expressing alleviation sounds. The soonest alleviation sounds possibly snorts or moans, with the later forms being vowel-like ‘coos’. A child is able to laugh around three or four-month later from his or her birth.
At the age of 4 to 7 months, newborn children normally take part in ‘vocal play’. In this time they are able to produce different types of sounds such as friction noises, nasal murmurs etc.
Babbling stage starts at the age of six months of a baby. At this stage, a child is able to produce sounds by using his or her speech organs. Not only that those children begin to make extended sounds by oral articulations into syllable-like arrangements, opening and shutting their jaws, lips, and tongue.
At this stage children often produce fricatives, affricates, and fluids rarely. Vowels will, in general, below and open, in any event at the outset. Sometimes they produce [bababa] or [nanana] etc.
The two-word stage begins when a child becomes one year or one and a half-year-old. In this stage children used to pronounce from one word to two words. At the same time, children start developing their sound production capability.