CH 9 Part 2 language dev PSYC 2076

CH 9 Part 2 language dev PSYC 2076 - CH 9: Language...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–4. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: CH 9: Language Development, Part 2 Biological vs. Environmental Influences of Language Development Nativism states that humans have an innate ability to learn any language. Biological view Championed by Linguist Noam Chomsky Learning Theory Behavioral view B. F. Skinner believed that language development may be explained on the basis of learning principles such as association , imitation , and reinforcement . Many language experts argue that a child's experiences, the particular language to be learned, and the context in which learning takes place can Support for Nativism There is evidence that particular regions of the brain are predisposed to be used for language. Brocas Areaà An area in the left frontal lobe of the brain involved in speech production and grammatical processing. Wernickes Areaà A region of the brains left hemisphere involved in language comprehension . Human Capability for Language Critical Periods Example of Brocas aphasia M.E. : Cinderella...poor...um 'dopted her...scrubbed floor, um, tidy...poor, um...'dopted...Si-sisters and floor, um, tidy....
View Full Document

Page1 / 10

CH 9 Part 2 language dev PSYC 2076 - CH 9: Language...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 4. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online