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 + ​* ​ - In some cultures, such as Walpiri of Australia and the Mayan of Mexico, the children are known to be late talkers, when compared to North American Children due to the different culture'​s expectation of communicating with children directly. 
 +  *     - Socioeconomic status also has an effect on language development:​ (education level, income, occupation. ​ Studies have found that higher SES mothers talk more to their children than those of the lower SES, which has an effect of exposure of more words and sentence structure to children. ​ The level of education of mothers also have an impact on children'​s language acquisition. ​ Educated mothers use a larger list of vocabulary, which helps enhance language skills and sentences of children. 
 +  *     - Multilingual environments also play a role in language development. ​ One language can be spoken at home, while another outside of home.  There could be a balance of language development of two different languages or one language can be used more comfortably than the other depending on the dominance of exposure and usage.  
 +  *     - Birth order also has an influence on language development. ​ The first child are usually the only child, which means that the child will have the most communication interaction with the mother than the other siblings. ​ This gives the older child the advantage to a greater vocabulary and syntax when compared to the younger siblings.