Language Learning in Infants and Toddlers Video


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Language development is the process in which a child learns to _____.

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1. Which of the following statements about child-directed speech is FALSE?

2. Eighteen-month-old Wally witnesses his older brother place a school permission slip in a kitchen drawer and assumes others know where it has been placed. Later, when Wally sees his father looking for the permission slip, Wally says, 'I like ice cream, that not there.' Which type of speech does this describe?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo can help check your understanding of language learning in infants and toddlers. A practice question assesses your knowledge of baby talk.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet combo to assess your knowledge of:

  • The process of learning to speak
  • Baby talk
  • Holophrase
  • Telegraphic speech
  • Syncretic speech

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding language development
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as holophrase and telegraphic speech
  • Knowledge application - use acquired knowledge to answer a question about baby talk

Additional Learning

To review more information on how infants and toddlers communicate, review the lesson called Language Learning in Infants and Toddlers. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Examine the process of language development
  • Define holophrase
  • Identify characteristics of syncretic speech
  • Determine what telegraphic speech involves
  • Learn another name for baby talk other than the one addressed in the quiz