Many people speak to babies in a particular way (e.g., high pitch, tone of voice, incorrect pronunciation, made-up words, etc.). Why do you think people do this? Based on what you have learned from infants’ sensory perception and language acquisition, what are the advantages and disadvantages to “baby talk”? Do you think “baby talk” is beneficial or problematic for infants’ language development? Explain your view. Be sure to incorporate information from your chapter readings.
– You must (1) post your own response to this discussion question/prompt and (2) reply to a classmate’s post.
– Be sure to thoroughly answer all parts of the discussion question.
– Your posts and responses should be informed by your readings. Thus, you should cite the text and outside research in your posts to receive full credit. Please create thoughtful answers for your original post and your replies to your fellow classmates. Also, be respectful of your classmates’ ideas. Some of the discussion topics may be sensitive in nature. Please keep all of your posts academic and professional and avoid sharing personal information. Think of these discussions as “mini-papers,” so your responses and writing style should reflect that. Lastly, your response needs to be at least 100 words, and your reply to another student’s response needs to be at least 50 words.
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