During the previous stage, language grows until there is about a 50 to 60 word vocabulary. At this point, the individual enters stage two and begins to combine words to make phrases. The mean (average) length of utterance in stage two is expected to be about 1.75 words long. That is, some utterances are still just one word, but more are two and three word phrases.
|Approx. Vocab. Size||Utterance Length in Morphemes*||Examples|
|75 to 200+ words||Range: 1.5 to 2.5 Mean: 2.0||want more, need help, all done, stop, don’t|
*a morpheme is the smallest unit of meaning in a language