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hepazepie t1_iz1vz7i wrote

Yeah but they get sooner/more talked to because of their vocabulary. Chicken or egg?


zoinkability t1_iz2dux9 wrote

Perhaps more a “virtuous cycle” — a little bit earlier start of speech means a bit more being spoken to, means more rapid speech acquisition, means yet more being spoken to, etc. Seems absolutely plausible that what seems like a small difference in when speech starts could end up causing a larger vocabulary difference.