Babbling - Definition

March 2017


Definition


Babbling is the form of language used by all infants in general, beginning from 6 months. In the stage of development of oral communication, babbling follows gibbering, and involves the formation of syllabic sounds such as "ba". Babbling consists of onomatopoeia and simple sounds that usually accompany gestures. The syllable is then split or repeated several times. The formation of the first word occurs on average around the age of one year. Babbling is a universal language used by all babies; only the intonations are different depending on the language spoken.

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