Language dev part 2 - 4/19/11 1 Bruner: The role of social...

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Unformatted text preview: 4/19/11 1 Bruner: The role of social interaction in language learning Includes parents in the language learning process. Scaffolding (Vygotsky) Parents provide structure for learning Parents change as child learns Routines peekaboo, book reading, tickle games, etc. Bruner: Social interaction approach What practical and predictable relationships are encoded in language? Agent, object, action Map onto subject, object, verb 3 4 Language as byproduct? Bates: acquisition of syntax not independent of vocabulary size Tomasello: Mothers speech to children has predictable and restricted structure 2-year-olds hear 5000-7000 utterances/day more than half begin with one of 52 frames (e.g. Let s X, Can you X, Look at X), used more than 40 times/ day 45% of utterances begin with one of 17 words (e.g. what, that , it , you, I) 4 5 Language as byproduct?...
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This note was uploaded on 06/01/2011 for the course PSYCH 2090 taught by Professor Goldstein, m during the Spring '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Language dev part 2 - 4/19/11 1 Bruner: The role of social...

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