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Analyse the growth of linguistic development in children. Text A, B and C are all examples of Brionys speech at 21 months

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English Language Essay James Huang Text A, B and C are all examples of Briony?s speech at 21 months. Text A is a list of single utterances spoken over 12 hours at a family friend?s house. Texts B and C are transcripts of her interactions with her mother at their home. Referring in detail to the transcripts and to relevant ideas from language study, analyse children?s early spoken language development and interactions with caregivers. Briony?s use of one word ?Mok-Mok? when her body language indicates she is trying to reach for the milk confirms this word is her aim. Her phonological use as expanded to the point where she can use proto-words effectively and this shows that she is able to pronounce the open vowel sounds and plosives fluently. However her deletion of the liquid ?l? and the consonant cluster reduction of the would be ?lk? shows that she is still developing the ability to fluently pronounce two different phonological voices, plosives and liquids consecutively. Her lexical assertion when referring to ?moons? shows that she has begun at the first level language development in that she is able to label, effectively applying specific words to specific objects and demonstrating an understanding that words have meanings and they can apply to objects. ...read more.


Briony also only uses ?dummy? when referring to her toy, showing how she has not yet grapsed the social conventions such as positive and negative politeness for acquiring possesions as she continues to repeat only the word ?dummy? throughout the conversations. However as shown by her struggle yet ability to pronounce plosives ?p? this would suggest she is learning and has a small awareness of politeness features but that she does not yet have the sufficient vocabulary required especially for all the separate politeness conventions like indirectness, explanations etc. Therefore when she returns to saying ?dummy? to her mummy it?s not purely because she doesn?t understand that ?please? is the ideal word to say but that she knows she can?t pronounce the word anyway therefore she has given up on it. Furthermore it?s implied that since the mummy has the dummy therefore by the constant repetition of the noun and the ensuing vegetative noises that follow it?s seen that she is carrying out ellipsis therefore showing that she understands how context can be used to imply meanings thus making it unnecessary to say things like ?please? or ?can you give me?, especially when explicit politeness is only expected to be given to strangers or associates not family members. ...read more.


Briony also mentions the word ?tinkle? despite her mum mentioning the correct word for the song ?twinkle? and not saying the former and this further proves how not only do kids develop their own vocabulary on their own but also how they can develop their own words. However it can also simply be said that she is doing this because she still can?t pronounce two consecutively different phonological sounds in this case plosives and glides. Briony also is using the deictic ?that? when referring to an object that she does not recognise. This shows the she has in certain circumstances has completed the packaging and overextension under extension stage in that she has not only learnt the range of meanings a particular word can have but she is now not only identifiying objects with the vocabulary she already has and then applying them based on a certain characteristic. This shows that she can now recognise that certain objects are different than ones she has previously seen and cannot be identified with her limited vocabulary, as shown by her using the appropriate deictic to acquire the name and characteristics of the object so she can identify it correctly. ...read more.

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