5-acquisition-noteguide - Note-taking guide for INDV101...

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1 Note-taking guide for INDV101 Language, Spring 2009, Mon., 2/2 How do the linguists’ view differ from the behaviorists’ view about children’s language acquisition? What are the two theories proposed from the behaviorist perspective? Illustrate the main point of each theory. What are five problems with the imitation theory? What do the following examples tell us about the problems of the imitation theory? (1) I have a cry on me. (‘I was crying’) Is ever Papa going to be ready? (2) It’s on the first month, the first Sunday of every month… (3) Vocational school ad: I’ve always loved police shows, and now I am one! (4) Neither… nor Not only… but also (5) Dad: Can you say “the other spoon”? Child: Other . .. one . .. spoon Dad: Say “other” Child: “other” Dad: “spoon” Child: “spoon” Dad: “other spoon” Child: “Other . .. spoon. Now give me other one spoon!” (6) Child: My teacher holded the baby rabbits and we patted them. Adult: Did you say your teacher held
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