Operating principles in repetitive babbling: A cognitive continuity approach

  title={Operating principles in repetitive babbling: A cognitive continuity approach},
  author={L Elbers},
A case study of the period of repetitive babbling in one child (Dutch) is rcported. A cognitive continuity theory is presented, which views repetitive babbling as a systematic, continuous and largely selfdirected process of expbratiion, during which the child uses certain operating principles in the construction of his own ‘springboard’ to speech. Two operating principles identified are: a combination principple, consisting of the combining of articuiatory acts which previously have been exer17… CONTINUE READING

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