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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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'Here come our babling Ballets', wrote Nashe in 1589, 'and our new found Songs and Sonets, which every rednose Fidler hath at his fingers end, and every ignorant Ale knight will breathe foorth ouer the potte, as soon as his braine waxeth hote.' The product of 'poore latinlesse Authors' (Nashe again), they were vulgar, and, at their worst, scurrilous and obscene.