Communication between an infant and its caregiver plays a very important role in a child’s language development. Language development begins at an early age, but it has to be learned. A baby’s language may not be something that we understand, but as adults we eventually learn how to distinguished wha...
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... who are deaf or hard of hearing: The Role of Maternal Infant- Directed Speech, pg. 172). My nephew has a vocabulary of as little as thirty words when he should have a vocabulary of more than two hundred words. He is currently enrolled in language development classes to help him better develop his language skills and vocabulary. If a child isn’t in an environment where they’re not being interacted with and where a strong language system isn’t in place it will cause a delay in their language development.
Language development has everything to do with environment and how a child is exposed to language. Humans are not born knowing language and grammar usage, but are taught over a period of time. We must take into account how environment can effect a child’s language development, and how important it is to expose children from an early age to a strong language system.
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