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Child Language Acquisition - Terms and Theory

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  • Q1
    What are holophrastic phrases?
    Single words
    A fully formed, grammatically 'correct' phrase
    A couple of words which aren't necessarily grammatically correct
    30s
  • Q2
    What is overextension?
    A child using several words to describe one thing.
    A child using a single word to describe various things.
    30s
  • Q3
    Which of the following is part of the Instrumental stage in Halliday's functions of children's language?
    Language is being used to develop relationships
    Language is being used to fulfill needs
    Language is being used to explore a child's imagination
    Commanding and persuading others
    30s
  • Q4
    At what age do children usually experience the telegraphic stage?
    2-2.5 years
    1-1.5 years
    3-3.5 years
    30s
  • Q5
    Which of the following is an example of reduplicative babbling?
    ma me ma me
    da da da da
    da be da be
    30s

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