More Than Babble: Baby's First Words May Be Key To Origins of Spoken Language

Pace is babbling up a storm these days (what's the line?  “You spend the first few months of their lives waiting for them to talk and the next eighteen years wishing they would stop!” ) with lots of “da da”, “ga ga”, “blah blah, blah” (seriously!) and grunting noises. 

So I did some research (okay, a Google search for “typical baby first words”) and found this article which will be of interest to both parents and any librarians who work with children. 

Comments 4

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi, I see your comments about canadian librarian jobs somewhere else. I'm currently studying MSc in UK, the degree is accredited by CILIP (which is recognized by libraries in UK and Europe), but not ALA. I'm wondering if there might be a lot difficulties if I try to find a job in Canada. (I'm planning to immigrate to Canada.)

    Posted 30 Dec 2007 at 1:11 am
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi Ann,
    Most job postings I've seen do ask for an ALA-accredited degree but there are probably some organizations and institutions that are willing to consider an equivalent degree.
    You might want to contact the Canadian Library Association to see if they have any advice. There was also a study called the “8 R's” that looked at hiring trends in libraries that might have some advice. (It's online but I don't have the link handy.) Finally, if you know where and what type of library you want to work for in Canada, you might want to contact the HR department of the library you'll be applying to and ask their advice.
    Good luck – perhaps we'll meet at a CLA conference someday!

    Posted 30 Dec 2007 at 4:25 pm
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    The link to the 8R's is here: http://www.ls.ualberta.ca/8rs/reports.html
    Hope it's helpful.

    Posted 30 Dec 2007 at 9:13 pm
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    Thanks Barb!

    Posted 02 Jan 2008 at 2:02 am

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