Language development

United States, 1989

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Episode number 6 of Series “Discovering psychology”.
How do we learn to speak? Are we born with some innate ability to speak or do we learn by imitating our parents? This program looks at the stages a young child goes through in learning to speak and the roles that nature and nurture play in the process. We look at how parents unconsciously adapt their normal speech patterns when speaking to very young children, at recent research into biological maturation of the brain and facial muscles, and at the social situations which also contribute to this unique ability of the human species to communicate through speech.

Credits

co-producer

David Espar

Tuggelin Yourgrau

production company

WGBH (Boston)

Duration

00:30:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1989

Appears in

Discovering psychology

Group of items

Discovering psychology

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

37990

Language

English

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Children - Language

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Language acquisition

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Language and languages - Study and teaching

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Oral communication

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Speech

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Children - Language

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Children - Language

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Oral communication

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Speech

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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