4. What is the best predictor of successfully learning a second language? Why? 5. How is the acquisition of a second language related to metalinguistic awareness? 1. Describe Noam Chomsky’s nativist account for language development. What is meant by the language acquisition device? How does the concept of generativity provide support for this theory? 2. What are some of the criticisms of the nativist perspective? 3. What is the social pragmatics account of language acquisition? What are some of the criticisms of this perspective of language development? 4. What is the general cognitive processing account of language acquisition? What are some of the criticisms of this perspective of language development? 5. According to research on non-human communication, what circumstances produce the most communication among animals? 6. What can we conclude about attempts at teaching language to nonhuman animals? 1. What is linguistic determinism? What evidence supports linguistic determinism? 2. Why is it difficult to test linguistic determinism? 3. What is linguistic relativity? How is this hypothesis a modification of linguistic determinism? 1. What does the Stroop Test demonstrate about reading? 2. What is whole word recognition? When are you most likely using this process? 3. What is phonetic decomposition? When is a person most likely using this process? 4. As an experienced reader, which approach to reading are you primarily using when you read a book?
1. What is social psychology? What kinds of research questions do social psychologists study? 2. What is the need-to-belong theory? 3. How does social comparison theory explain knowledge about oneself? 4. What is mass hysteria? How is it an example of social contagion? 5. What conditions give rise to social facilitation? 6. What conditions give rise to social disruption?