Discussion Questions for Secret of the Wild Child Video (Chapter 9)

Discussion Questions for Secret of the Wild Child Video (Chapter 9)

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Discussion Questions for Secret of the Wild Child Video Directions: The following are questions that you should focus on when watching the NOVA video Secret of the Wild Child . You do not need to hand in your answers. However, some of these questions may show up on the exam. The transcript for the documentary can be found at: www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/transcripts/2112gchild.html 1. What specific language deficiencies did Genie display when she was first found? 2. To what extent was Genie able to develop her language skills after she was found?
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Unformatted text preview: 3. In what ways were Victor and Genie similar in terms of their overall development? 4. What does Genies language development tell us about the role of nature and nature in language acquisition and learning? 5. Was Chomskys hypothesis on language acquisition and learning (i.e., innate principles of language and socialization) supported or refuted in this film? How?...
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