Vocabulary review for:
Signs for LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
Meaning: the process by which humans acquire the capacity to perceive and comprehend a native or second language, as well as to produce and use words and sentences to communicate.
Either the handshape "F" or "8" of the "acquisition" part is acceptable. Phonological variation.
LINGUISTICS, BILINGUAL, COOING, BABBLING, PROXIMALIZATION.
Opposite: language deprivation, language delay.
Basic ASL linguistics
Time-lapse phonological acquisition in sign language (ASL) from cooing to babbling to utterance.
Related posts: See the video of what babbling is like in sign language. Or, explore more features of language acquisition documentation in ASL L1 (as a first language), including cooing, one-word stage, and more.