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Étude longitudinale des productions du babillage d'un enfant de langue maternelle française : analyse dans le cadre de la théorie FRAME/CONTENT

Abstract : Speech acquisition does not begin with the emergence of first words, and it is now well known that several important developmental stages precede the children's first words. Very early, children develop their understanding of language and begin to speak vocally performing repetitive sound sequences. The study of these productions, which indicate the beginning of babbling at approximately 6 months, whatever the infant's ambient language, can reveal motor constraints that shape a number of universal sound patterns of babbling. This work aims to analyse the spontaneous babbling productions of a 9- to 16-month-old French infant, extracted from Boysson-Bardies' data. The babbling of Louis was recorded during one hour every 15 days in his familiar environment that is to say at home in the presence of his mother. The results are compared with predictions of the Frame, then Content Theory by MacNeilage (1998) and a number of previous studies on the emergence and development of the different types of sound sequences produced by children at the babbling stage until the stage of first words. The work is introduced by a report of essential facts from the literature in the field of child language development.
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Dorothée Mennella. Étude longitudinale des productions du babillage d'un enfant de langue maternelle française : analyse dans le cadre de la théorie FRAME/CONTENT. Linguistique. 2010. ⟨dumas-00630966⟩

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