How Language Affects A Child's Development

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Language is a system of making meaning through the use of different forms of communication such as verbal language, written texts, visual properties and gestures. These methods of language progress in stages throughout a child’s development, beginning as early in the mother’s womb.
A child in the womb has already been introduced to language qualities such as volume, pitch and tone. Although once the child is born they cannot communicate, they are already picking up on their mother’s voice and the changes in her voice (Talay-Ongan & A. Ap, 2005, p. 80). This pre-linguistic stage progresses to early communication, which can be observed as infants communicate through crying, cooing, babbling, smiling and so on.
Talay-Ongan and A. Ap (2005, pp.
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