Child Directed Language Essay

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Child Directed Language Sabrina Allam Carleton University 100885427 FYSM 1900 A March 13, 2013 Abstract Society prefers to organize individuals into various groups, one of theses groups being age groups. This results people being categorized as members of a particular age group, this created effects on the way individuals interact towards others. People within different age groups are not only different when it comes to physical features, abilities, and legal rights, but as well as through the use of language directed towards oneself. Various features of language are used towards people of certain age groups, most often towards the ‘elderly’ and the ‘young’. Language directed towards a certain age has now become a natural change within out society, and the impacts are not realized. This research paper has demonstrated and provided information, explanations, and examples of the stages a child takes to learn language, the characteristics of ‘Child Directed’ language as well as the effects is has on the individual, and the similarities of elder directed language and child directed language. Introduction Have you ever noticed that as you get older people start to talk to you in different ways? It sometimes appears as slang, or even as jargon, but in fact its age directed language. Society tends to organize individuals into various groups, one of these groups being age groups; this effects the way they are interacted towards. Although people tend to believe that they only difference between various age groups come to physical features, abilities, and legal rights, what is not noticed is the age directed language. Language directed towards a certain age has now become a natural change within out society, and the impacts are not realized. If you were to relive moments in your life where you have communicated, you most likely realize you were a culprit of

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