COGS 101C - SRS 14b - Sample Solutions

Q2 childrens language acquisition displays u shaped

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Unformatted text preview: . Children's language acquisition displays U-shaped developmental grow th. Choose one of the tw o explanations discussed in the paper and describe how it accounts for this U-shaped trajectory (2-3 sentences). Maratsos (2000): According to this account, children can produce specific constructions (e.g., Xed) by rote or rule learning, but for many constructions, there is a time-period when children will use multiple, synonymous constructions. The frequency of the forms a child hears determines the winner, in which the most frequently heard form is learned. Ove...
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