Child Language Acquisition Theorists

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  • Child Language Acquisition Theorists
    • Nurture
      • Skinner
        • Behaviourist-Language is acquired through imitation and reinforcement
        • Imitate accent and dialect
        • Learn politeness and pragmatic aspects
        • Repeat language they hear around them
      • Vygotsky
        • Social-Child language is developed through interaction with adults
        • Scaffolding theory
      • Bruner
        • Social-Child language is developed through interaction with adults
      • Halliday
        • Social-Child language is developed through interaction with adults
      • Garvey
        • Social-Child language is developed through interaction with adults
    • Nature
      • Chomsky
        • Innate-Humans have an inbuilt capacity to acquire language
        • Experience the same stages of development and at the same pace
      • Lenneberg
        • Innate-Humans have an inbuilt capacity to acquire language
      • Vygotsky
        • Cognitive-Language acquisition is part of a wider development of understanding that develops- driven by a child's want to understand
      • Piaget
        • Cognitive- Language acquisition is part of a wider development of understanding that develops-driven by a child's want to understand

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