Abstract


Language is the most important means of communication in human life, with language, people are more easily conveying messages to other humans. both in written form, verbally, or only in the form of certain symbols. This research was conducted to understand the meaning of the words spoken by 14-month-old children through activities and non-linguistic elements. This study aims to describe the process of understanding children's language through activities and non-linguistic elements. The non-linguistic elements in question are such as gestures, expressions, and objects designated by the child. There are two causes, namely, First, children's language is still limited. Second, what the child says is something that most attracts his attention. The subject of this research was a boy named Riziq Alfath Aguero. Riziq is 14 months old. The researcher observed two video recordings that had been carried out on the child observed. The two videos were carried out at different times. The results of the study showed that with facial expressions and gestures helping people around to understand what the child meant.


Keywords


language; understanding language; children; non-linguistics