Linguistic Development at Infancy

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One wonders what did this person do differently to become as fluent in communication as he or she is today. Some people get questioned on how could they prevent their local accent’s influence on their English pronunciations. We assume it is just that some people are linguistically blessed while the rest struggle to keep up with vocabulary and pronunciation balanced with grammar skills. 


Quite contrary to the popular belief, there is a science behind being linguistically blessed and many techniques which should be adopted in the early childhood to ensure that a kid turns out to be a brilliant orator. Research suggest infants at the age of 6 months starts observing words and sentences spoken around them, they start storing them in their memory. They produce their first words at the age of 10-15 months which are usually monosyllabic. They would have absorbed as many as 50 words in their vocabulary at the age of 18 months and this increases to 100 by the time they reach 20 months of age. By the time the kid is at this second birthday he should start forming short sentences which might not conform to grammatical standards. 


At this formative stage it is important for the infants to receive constant feedback and inputs in order to improve their cognitive learning abilities. As they babble out words they themselves are studying the correlation between the movements in their sound box and the sounds that are produced. They track the movements and hence repeat certain sounds continuously until they have mastered it. Then they try to link two or more words together and observe the sounds that get produced. If an infant hears more than one language or more than one accents, there are high chances of confusion being created in their linguistic development. Hence it is important that the infant must have the access to right sources at appropriate time.


In order to ensure that the language development is complete in all sense for an infant, it is very important to constantly expose the child to structured speeches and complex oratory. It is right from the 5th month that the infant starts observing the abstract patterns in the speech and stores it in his tiny memory cells. These observations aid the kid to produce accurate and grammatically correct sentences in the future. The gamut of knowledge available on this topic is quite often inaccessible to many parents. 


Even with access to most techniques through the world wide web, most parents fail when it comes to implementation. Here, steps in the professionals who ensure a complete and all-round growth of the kid and expose the infant to complex yet well-structured forms of learning. A human is capable of much more than we realise, and early explorations leads to realisation of its complete potential.