First Language Acquisition: Phonological Development


  • Malek Panahi Ardabil Farhangian University



Language acquisition is a process by which children acquire the ability to receive and comprehend languages as well as to produce and use words and sentences to communicate. Methodology: Once of the fundamental systems which a language acquisition is supposed to comprise is its phonology. Results: the purpose of this paper is to study how children acquire this fundamental system and casts a brief glance at the theories of first language acquisition and the process of acquiring language sounds. Conclusion: Most feel that the first vocalization of the new born baby and its first cries at birth are the beginning of language. Children begin with whole, undifferentiated sounds within first two months of life, begin to distinguish among these sounds between the 6th and 12th months, and actually begin the production of morphemes by putting the phonemes together at about 18 months. 


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