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Language Development How children learn language How to promote language development
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Characteristics of preschool children’s language Time of rapid improvement Differences in: Receptive language --comprehension Expressive language – production
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Areas of Language Development Grammar/Syntax Difficulties: overregularization Causal conjunctions (so, if, because) Vocabulary/Semantics Average child learns 6 to10 new words each day between 2 and 6 years Discourse skills/Pragmatics Conversational skills – develop early Staying on topic and monitoring a listener’s needs still difficult Monologue skills – develop later Storytelling, narrating, reporting Must provide necessary information in a coherent sequence
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How to Promote Language Development Nelson : Language learning proceeds from: experience concepts words Language needs to be integrated into children’s current knowledge Children learn language by participating in: conversations relating personal experiences play practical problem-solving
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 830:396 taught by Professor Hudson during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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