ERIC Number: EJ535890
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Why Do Infants Begin to Talk? Language as an Unintended Consequence.
Locke, John L.
Journal of Child Language, v23 n2 p251-68 Jun 1996
This article looks into why infants learn to talk, using a series of illustrative proposals as to the short- and long-term consequences to the infant behaviors that lead to linguistic competence. The goal of the article is to encourage investigation of behavioral dispositions that nudge the child toward proficiency in the use of the spoken language. (Author/JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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