BABBLING

refers to pre-speech sounds, such as mamama, made by infants from around 6 months of age. Babbling is usually regarded as practice in vocalization, which facilitates speech development. Also known as babble. See baby talk.

BABBLING: "An infant may be said to be babbling when he or she begins repeating sounds like babababa from the age of approximately 6 months."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "BABBLING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/babbling/ (accessed November 23, 2017).
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