Discuss the role of prosody

Discuss the role of prosody (i.e., rhythm and intonation) in language acquisition, from early sound perception to semantic and syntactic development.’
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It would be best to stick to first language acquisition (as in the lectures).
Note that some of the evidence has a cross-linguistic nature, comparing responses to native vs foreign language, but this is still about how we learn our first language.
The essay should primarily focus on the effect of prosody. However, it might be useful to occasionally refer to other mechanisms as a counterpoint, for example regarding areas of language development where prosodic sensitivity might be insufficient.