Theories of Lang Dev

Theories of Lang Dev - Theories of Language Development 1....

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Theories of Language Development 1. What term would a social interactionist (SI) use, instead of motherese? Explain the basic premise of the SI approach to language development. In your explanation, tell why the case of Genie is supporting evidence for the SI approach. Child directed speech. Genie is evidence because she was left alone without caregiver stimulation and she was never able to talk. 2. According to Piaget’s cognitive approach, language skills result from cognitive development . What does this mean? Explain this approach, using terms such as sensorimotor, object permanence, causality, etc. Development of cognition correlates with language milestones. Object permanence and learning to say “all gone”. Learning to sequence events in play & learning to say more than two words in a sentence. 3. Be able to explain why the following statement is TRUE: Nativists (linguistic theory) stress the similarities that occur in the language development of children, and behaviorists (behavioral theory) stress the
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This note was uploaded on 05/08/2011 for the course HSLS 310 taught by Professor Marienelle during the Winter '10 term at Ohio University- Athens.

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