· Around 6 months, the baby produces a babbling (or babble) is a set, a sequence of sounds unrelated to the signified (objects) but already include consonants and vowels. This babble approaches the mother tongue. In addition, the rhythm and melody become characteristics of the mother tongue to 8 months. When the child is alone its productions are varied melodically but when there is interaction with an adult, the duration of syllables approximate those of adults.
· Between 8 months (+ early) and 20 months (- advanced), there is emergence of the reference (some sounds mean something) and onset of words.
Babble preceeds language.
Form THEN function!
AH HA! I knew it!
From 2 months, onset of vowel sounds (vocalizations with universal phonemes that children are deaf or hear).
· Using the larynx to 4-5 months and respiration -> modulation (whispers, screams, chirps, grunts …) The production of this period includes all existing sounds, even those who are not part of the language. Deaf and dumb children not also produce sounds that age but they will stop there to hear foul language.
1) Make all vowels
2) Make all other sounds humans can make
3) Practice making the sounds in the accent of the target language.
Master #3 before proceeding to learn words.