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babbling

a stage in speech development characterized by the production of strings of speech sounds in vocal play, such as "ba-ba-ba."

babbling

Quasi-random vocalisations by infants which precedes language acquisition. Babbling is intimately linked to the abstract structure of language and not—contrary to prevailing opinion—a concrete specific linguistic structure. For instance, language acquisition in the profoundly deaf is not hindered by the lack of auditory and verbal signals; deaf infants born to deaf parents produce a manual version of vocalisations (manual babbling, or “man-bling”), in which structures similar to linguistics (e.g., “phonology”, morphology, syntax and semantics) are acquired in the manual form.

babbling

Neurology Quasi-random vocalizations in infants that precede language acquisition. See Lalling stage.
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She says this finding highlights babies are more interested in speech-like sounds since they increase their production of those sounds such as babbling when they can hear.
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After conversing with a person for a few minutes, a robot's speech changed from random babbling into distinct word formations, mimicking the way that an infant learns to graduate from baby-talk to intelligible conversation, researchers reported Wednesday.