A time frame of critical/sensitive periods of language development

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Abstract

By a focus on three essential elements of language, phonology, semantics, and syntax, a time frame for critical/sensitive periods of language development is presented as a model of central auditory nervous system flexibility. Several studies support the hypothesis that the critical/sensitive period of phonology is from the sixth month of fetal life through the 12th month of infancy. Data indicates that the critical/sensitive periods for syntax runs through the fourth year of life, and for semantics through the 15th or 16th year of life. The data indicate that there is a time dependent series of functions in sequence that is based on responsive adaptations made by the CNS to psychophysical and electrophysiological stimuli.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-89
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Volume51
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1999

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Language Development
Semantics
Language
Central Nervous System
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Keywords

  • Critical/sensitive periods
  • Language development
  • Phonology
  • Semantics
  • Syntax

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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