Chapter 12-Cognitive Develop Middle Childhood PartIII

Infants, Children, and Adolescents (6th Edition)

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Cognitive Development in Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood Middle Childhood Language Development Language Development
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Language Development Vocabulary, grammar, and pragmatics continue to develop although less obviously than at earlier ages Metalinguistic awareness
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Changes in Vocabulary Increases x during elementary school Vocab knowledge expands and becomes better now contributes the most to vocabulary development
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Grammar Mastery of complex grammatical constructions improves Use of passive voice expands Understanding of infinitive phrases
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Pragmatics The communicative side of language Adapting to the needs of listeners
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Bilingual Development ~6 million American children speak a language other than English at home Become bilingual by
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Unformatted text preview: Acquiring both languages at the same time OR Learning a second language after mastering the first Children who are bilingual do better than single-language agemates on tests of: Selective attention Analytical reasoning Concept formation Cognitive flexibility Language abilities Bilingual Education Language immersion programs Ongoing debate Bilingual Education Providing instruction in the native tongue lets minority children know their heritage is respected and prevents semilinguism When both languages are integrated, minority children are more involved, participate more actively in class discussions, and acquire the second language more easily...
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