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Talking [electronic resource]

France télévisions distribution
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
For the newborn, the notion of coexistence-that there are others in their world with whom they can communicate-begins with crying. In this program, researchers and other experts join with parents to discuss the steps children go through in mastering their mother tongue. Topics include the process of cognition, a baby's ability to make use of body language and semiotic gestures, babbling as a precursor to language acquisition, timeframes for learning to speak, and growing up in a multilingual home.
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55 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Aug. 30, 2006.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Aspects of Child Development: Fetus to Age 3
Aspects of child development
  • Importance of Language to Infants (5:42)
  • Infant Communication: Crying (4:38)
  • Proto-Conversation and Vocal Gestures (5:12)
  • Rapid Language Processing and Cognitive Processing (2:59)
  • Baby Talk: Early Language (5:51)
  • Sound Imitation: Mimicking the Mother Tongue (5:00)
  • Early Childhood Communication Methods (4:41)
  • Strategies for Language Mastery in Children (3:58)
  • Language and World Perception (4:44)
  • Rate of Language Development (3:48)
  • Role of Fathers in the Acquisition of Language (5:14)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c1999.
Publisher no.
  • 33306s Films Media Group
  • 33312 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (55 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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