The transition into ambient language: A longitudinal study of babbling and first word production of Italian children

  title={The transition into ambient language: A longitudinal study of babbling and first word production of Italian children},
  author={Marinella Majorano and Laura D’Odorico},
  journal={First Language},
  pages={47 - 66}
The present study investigates the appearance of certain phonetic, phonological, and prosodic aspects of Italian in the early language of native speakers; a longitudinal analysis of babbling and word production in 11 Italian children ranging in age from 0;10 to 2;0 is reported. It focuses in particular on the syllabic frequency of babbling utterances and the distribution of consonant sounds in relation to their place of articulation in babbling and first words. It analyzes also the role of… Expand

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