Psych M.D. - Two-word stage


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Term: two-word stage
Definition (Myers):beginning about age 2, the stage in speech development during which a child speaks mostly two-word statements1
Definition (alternative):
Typically subject-verb, verb-object, adjective-noun. These are the type of expressions that they can vocallize. 2
Contextual explanation:
Around the age of two, the child starts to begin speaking in two word sentences. It sounds like what we would receive on a telegraph, so the language is also called telegraphic speech. The child may say something like, "Cat running" or "Fat cat." So basically, the child speaks two words during this time to convey a whole sentence.
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Sources:
  1. Myers, D. G. (2004). Psychology. New York: Worth Publishers.
  2. Fisher, N. (n.d.). Children's Language Acquisition: Approximately 18 Months: Two-word Stage. Retrieved September 22, 2009, from http://sitemaker.umich.edu/nicolesling/approximately_18_months__two-word_stage
  3. YouTube - 2 word stage. (n.d.). Retrieved September 22, 2009, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSDYj_zTyLo
Edited by: Mike
Date of last edit: September 16th 2009



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