Speech and Language Development in Children: Recognition of Words

Speech and Language Development in Children: Recognition of Words

Have you ever been on holiday to Spain, after perhaps having a couple of Spanish lessons, maybe bought a guide book? At home you can sit there and understand a "Teach Yourself Spanish" recording as it says "Por favor, muéstrame dónde están los baños" and the response comes back, "los baños están en ese camino a la derecha." You might repeat those phrases to yourself five or six times... then you walk up to an actual, real life, Spanish person and ask them where the toilets are. And their response is not "the toilets are down that road on the right;" Their response is a long stream of Spanish words, of which you understand maybe the first and the last, and one or two in the middle. Because in Spain, the toilets are never down that road on the right. 

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