An Observation of a Child‟s Early Words during Two Stages: A Case Study

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Sarina Zangooie Fard

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The present study is a case study which aims to investigate the early vocabularies and gradual development of language acquisition that have been acquired by a child (Matin). This study is a developmental descriptive one that addressed one infant acquiring his first language. This infant was followed for a period of 6 months, from 18 months to 24 months. The study was carried out by recording the child utterances during these months and phonetic transcription has been used to record utterances. This paper provides a brief overview of the progress that has been made in the infant speech perception and production, syntax and semantic. It was found that he had acquired about 500 vocabularies by the time he was 24 months and could produce two and three utterance at this age. The whole study will be confined to two stages of language acquisition. Usually children do not reproduce their parents‟ language exactly but the social environment has a significant importance in the enhancement of language acquisition

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