Infant’s Behavior and Language Development

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INTRODUCTION Language is the expression of common shared concepts or culture, it provides us with the linguistic categories and terms to express and evaluate the world around us, describe our emotions and formulate our ideas. The extent of language's influence on our lives helps us in our live, relationships, and other activities. Language is not just a set of words and grammatical rules, but rather extends it to non-verbal communication and the concepts and shared ideas as expressed in a particular language.
It is believed that language is among the signs of Allah’s wisdom. Allah has created men in different tribes and nations with different colors and language as Allah stated in Surat Al-Hujurat (49:13) “O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted.”
The uniqueness of language has sparked the linguist to investigate the origin of language until present. Some researchers believe with the ideas that human acquired language naturally. Many ideas have come out to prove the origin of language. One of the famous theories that explained the origin of language is Divine Source Theory. Proponents of this theory believe that language came from a divine source. In general, this theory explained that human acquired language through a divine source or god as the first language because many holy books mention this. For example, according to the Bible, Adam received the ability to speak from God as stated in Genesis (2:19) “and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was its name.”
Many researchers believe that human at early stages develop language through the concept of behaviourism in which human acquire language through imitation. In this concept, the process of…...

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