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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.
"However, for those who want complete seclusion amidst the squirrels, badgers and buzzards, all by a babbling brook, then this could be of interest," he added.
Tongues began wagging faster as the gossip caught on: His polio had spread to his brain, he was discovered cutting out paper dolls instead of working, he had been seen breaking into fits of uncontrollable laughter during press conferences, and now he was babbling all sorts of entertaining nonsense during meetings.
One more camper could be the babbling brook running around the meadow singing merrily.
Our sister stops, A ripped container in the brazen day Who'd long ago checked out, Unthreatening to us because she is alone, Confusing echoes of our kinship to her Babbling in her ear.
I understand why Foster (who is also the producer of the film) might make such a transparent play for the Academy voters; but it's a hoot, seeing her do it while babbling about the simple pleasures of the poor.
Ancestors' spirits cannot forget stolen land and vague torture or negative children babbling about political university crap.
Just then my grandson comes walking past, babbling about the state lottery.
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TEHRAN (FNA)- Parents who try to understand their baby's babbling let their infants know they can communicate, which leads to children forming complex sounds and using language more quickly.
"The fact that infant babbling itself plays a role in future language development shows how important the interchange between parent and child is," Ms Kuhl said.