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Language Development

Author: Barbara Ludins

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Terms to Know
Language Development

One of the most important events in development; closely tied to cognitive development; important to humans as social creatures.


Parents often use a speech pattern that helps babies learn to speak in their native tongue faster. This kind of shaping includes simple phrases, high pitched vocalization and exaggerated inflections.


Babies can make early nonverbal interactions that mimic later verbal interactions before they learn to speak (examples: touching, smiling, gazing, early vocalization).