Running head: LANGUAGE SKILLS
Language Development in a Child
A child goes through different stages in her language development. From the prelinguistic stage until the level when she is able to pronounce every word accurately, the child
undergoes different stages of development. During the pre-linguistic stage, the child has the
capacity of controlling the sounds of words she produces and the words are done in a vocal way.
The child has no capacity of manipulating the sound with the use of proper words (Owens,
Where is the child currently in her language development?
Sonia belongs to the two-word stage. At this stage, Sonia has started developing complex words
that form a complete form of thought. The child at this stage she is able to define items placed
before her as well as personal belonging. Additionally, the child is able to combine two words at
the same time. During the two-word stage, the child is only able to use two words at a time. They
are therefore able to put words in an order closely related to a normally formed sentence. The
two-word stage is the period when the child is able to combine two words while making a
sentence leading to simple forms of phrases (Owens, 2015). Some of the examples of phrases
used by the child include, ‘shoe on’, ‘mommy go’.