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Language Milestones Ages 2 to 3

Language development and communication is much more than your child saying his first word to you. Language development has been happening even before your child said his first words; it has been developing in many areas such as expressive language and receptive language. To find out more about the development of language, the areas of language, and how to help your child’s language development, read the articles below.

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  • 11.

    Examples of Two-Word Utterances

    Word combinations will emerge slowly at first but will increase in speed with each new addition. The table below lists...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 12.

    Levels of Language Knowledge

    Knowledge of aspects of language can be categorized into three levels: linguistic, metalinguistic, and metalinguistic...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 13.

    Examples of Interrogative Sentences of Preschoolers

    There are three general forms of questions asked by children: those that assume a yes/no response, those that begin with...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 14.

    Development of Pronouns

    Learning the English pronominal system is a very complex process. This table offers the general order of pronoun...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 15.

    Language and Communication: The First Five Years

    Making Connections In the first year of life wonderful and dramatic things happen. The baby usually triples her birth...

    Source: NYU Child Study Center
  • 16.

    Language Development in Children

    The development of oral language is one of the child's most natural--and impressive--accomplishments. This digest...

    Source: Educational Resource Information Center (U.S. Department of Education)
  • 17.

    Stages of Oral Language Development

    From birth on, children begin to learn about their environments and to communicate with family members. What they are...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 18.

    Characteristics of a Community of Learners

    Language is a complex system for creating meaning through socially shared conventions (Halliday, 1978). English, like...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 19.

    Characteristics of Language Development

    How early does language development begin? It begins in the womb when the fetus hears her mother’s voice and language...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
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    Development of Metalinguistic Skills and Awareness

    Metalinguistic abilities usually emerge after a child has mastered a linguistic form. Therefore, it is possible that a...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall