<i>27–28 Months</i> Talking About People and Talk


in A Toddler’s Life

Published in print March 1995 | ISBN: 9780195099232
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199846863 | DOI:
27–28 Months Talking About People and Talk

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This chapter discusses the activities, cognitive development, and learning progress of Ricky when he was between 27–28 months old. During this stage, the toddler's talk and his fantasy play increasingly dealt with mental life, both his own and that of others. However, his metalinguistic comments were limited to talk about the sounds of words, names for things, and who said it.

Keywords: mental life; fantasy play; metalinguistic comments; sounds; names

Chapter.  4380 words. 

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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