Child Language Grammatical Development – Telegraphic Stage
Data Extract 1
Context: girl watching train go by a few minutes after her mother has left for work
Age: 2 years 4 months
Ruby: Mummy go work on train.
Data Extract 2
Context: imaginative play with teddy bears and figures.
Age: 2 years 8 months
Adult: What are you doing?
Stan: I giving blanket to monkey.
Data Extract 3
Context: looking over balcony and finding fisherman who’s been there for the last 3 mornings isn’t there
Age: 1 year 10 months
Mattie: Where man gone?
Data Extract 4
Context: watching TV with father and asking questions about girl on Cbeebies.
Age: 2 years 6 months
Mattie: What her doing?