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Socializing Children into Language

Lecture no. 21 from the course: Language and Society: What Your Speech Says About You

Socializing Children into Language

Taught by Professor Valerie Fridland | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Take a close look at how children learn to speak, noting their innate predisposition to interpret language. Grasp the important role adults play in modeling the social and communicative aspects of speech, teaching children how to use language appropriately in their social world—a subtle, multistage process that continues to adolescence.