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The Funny Things They Say

Enjoying the turn of phrase One of the things that Nomi and I started doing a few years ago was record the funny things that Squeaker and Muffin would say. It began when we started writing down their first words; … Continue reading

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Muffin, Squeaker, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here

Scenes from a visit to the BU Child Language Lab. Originally published July 20, 2012 “Truck.” It seems strange to me today, but according to what my parents told me when I was in my teens, “truck” was my very … Continue reading

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Language Explosion!

Sentences, abstractions, and other unexpected changes Originally Published October 28, 2011 When I , the girls were 19 months old and had vocabularies of about 60 words. Eight months later, boy, have things changed! Both girls have expanded their vocabularies … Continue reading

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