Language Learning Objectives

Language Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

When do infants first hear and make speech sounds? Most children speak their first

words soon after their first birthday, this mark the beginning of a child’s ability to

communicate orally with others. The Road to Speech, when a baby is upset, a concerned

mother tries to console her baby. By one of the few means of communication available

to it-crying, when a baby is crying, a mother trying to do her part by using verbal and

non-verbal measures to cheer her baby to send the message. Perceiving Speech can

babies distinguish speech sounds? The basic building blocks of language are phonemes,

which are unique sounds that can be joined to create words. Phonemes include consonant

sounds such as the sound of “t” in toe and tap. The impact of language exposure not all

language uses the same set of Phonemes; newborns apparently are biologically capable of

hearing the entire range of phonemes in all languages world wide range of Phonemes.

Identifying words, hearing individual Phonemes is only the first step in perceiving

speech. Parents and other adults often help infants master language sounds by talking in

a distinctive style. Infant directed speech; adults speak slowly and with exaggerated

change in pitch and loudness. Infant directed speech may attract infants’ attention more

than adult directed speech, because it’s slower pace and accentuated change provide

infants with more and more salient language clues. Steps to Speech, as any new parent

can testify, newborns and young babies makes many sounds. They cry, burp and sneeze.

First words and many more, a few months later, most youngsters utter their first words.

Typically, these words have a structure borrowed from their advanced babbling

consisting of a consonant vowel pair that may be repeated. The grand insight: word as

symbols to make the transition from babbling to real speech,...

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