Chapter10 - CH.10 Language Development Prelinguistic...

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CH. 10 17:30 Language Development Prelinguistic Abilities First sounds and feedback Vocalization (6-8 weeks) Babbling (4-6 months) Home language sounds (8 months) Comprehension before production Joint attention Two-Year Olds Overextension: too broad Underextension: too narrow Overregularization: Applying rules “Foots” or “goed” Found in other languages Suggests an understanding of grammatical rules Later Language Development First grad: 10,000 words Abstract terms by adolescence Metalinguistic awareness Adulthood
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Refine pragmatics How Language Develops Learning Theory (Skinner) Accounts for phonology and semantics Cannot account for syntax or novelty Nativist: (Chomsky) Language Acquisition Device (LAD) Inborn mechanism Universality of stages and errors Genetic evidence from twin studies Interactionist perspective Motivation Perspectives Mastery Orientation Success: internal , stable attribution (smart) Learning goals (to solve problem) I want to learn this! Performance Orientation
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