Holophrastic Period

The Holophrastic Period occurs in infants and describes how they use their limited vocabulary in single-word phrasing. A child in this phase will use one word as an entire phrase during this period of linguistic development. A child may say "eat" to express their want for their caregiver to make and serve them food. As they progress past the holophrastic period children will begin to string singular words together into increasingly complex phrases.

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