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adult norm? What do the children not know about the English language yet? On the other hand, what do the children already demonstrate knowing about English in order to use it so creatively? b. Which theory of language acquisition best accounts for these data? Why? 4. Read the following description of a feral child named Victor, and answer the questions below: Victor was found in France in 1797 when he was twelve for thirteen years old. He had no speech when he was found. However, his hearing was normal and he made some noises. A man named Jean Marc Gaspard-Itard spent five years trying to teach Victor language. When Victor was sixteen, he could name objects. However, he would never use the words to request the objects. He also applied each word to only one object. That is, he would call only a certain shoe a shoe , but not other shoes. Victor developed no grammar. a. Does Victor’s case support the critical period hypothesis? Why or why not? b. What factors other than a critical period could be responsible for Victor’s not acquiring normal language skills?
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