A2 AQA (B) English Language revision notes

Hi there.

So I've created some revision notes for the English Language AQA A2 exam which is focused for the 3rd June 2014 exam.

It includes both child language acquisition and language change.

I hope it helps.

Good luck with your revision!

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Any feedback is welcome.

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DEVELOPING LANGUAGE

A2 AQA
03/06/14

Bethany Cunningham
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EXAMINATION CRITERIA

WHAT ARE THE ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVES?
Question A01 A02 A03 Total
Questions 1/2 24 16 8 48
(7.5%) (5%) (2.5%) (15%)
Questions 3/4 24 16 8 48
(7.5%) (5%) (2.5%) (15%)
A Level Total 48 32 16 96
(15%) (10%) (5%) (30%


EXAM TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

1. High level…

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phoneme contraction. At the 10 month stage (approximately) during babbling is where children of different
nationalities start to sound different.
Some babies during the babbling stage begin to use rhythms that resemble speech patterns; they use recognisable
intonation.

The stages of development are just guides. They are not suggesting that…

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THE FIS PHENOMENON-BERKO AND BROWN

Children are aware of the phonological development-they understand the meaning.
Children can recognise and understand a wide range of phonemes.
They understand all phonemes but can't produce them.

Phonetic awareness Phonetic production


OTHER PHONOLOGICAL ERRORS

ADDITION This is where children add (usually a vowel) to…

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c
h
Alveolar S,
Using the middle of the z
mouth.

APPROXIMANTS

Air goes through the mouth, this is like a vowel.

Part of the mouth Examples of letters
created
Alveolar W
Using the middle of the ,
mouth. r,
j



VOWELS

Air goes through the mouth.


CRUTTENDEN'S STUDY INTO…

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VOCABULARY SIZE
Age Vocabulary size
(number of words)
12 months 5
0
24 months 2
0
0
36 months 2
0
0
0
12 months (fis phenomenon): they understand more, approximately 250 words.
2-7 years are estimations because of the volume of lexis learnt.


NELSON-KEY THEORIST

Katherine Nelson (1973) identified…

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E.g. babies like picking things up and putting things in their mouth.

She also found that common adjectives (e.g. nice and big) are developed in the first 50 words, however, spatial adjectives are
acquired later (e.g. wide/narrow).


LESLIE RESCORIA-TYPES OF OVEREXTENSION




Categorical extension ("category")-the name for one member of a…

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GRAMMATICAL DEVELOPMENT

TWO WORD STAGE

ROGER BROWN-MEANING RELATIONS IN TWO WORD STAGE
Agent and affected: something affects the object, e.g. dad kicked.
Action and attribute: does someone do something to an object, e.g. me food.
Entity and attribute: is a person or object described, e.g. cat fat.
Action and affected:…

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POST-TELEGRAPHIC STAGE

MORPHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT

This was suggested by Roger Brown and includes:

Present tense progressive -ing.
Prepositions in/on.
Plural -`s.
Past tense irregular run/ran.
Possessive -`s.
Uncontractable copula is/was.
Articles the/a.
Past tense regular -ed.
Third person regular runs.
Contractable auxiliary she's running.
Contractable copula she's.
Uncontractable auxiliary they were…

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Rebecca :-)

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Really good notes, thank you!  

Good luck for the exam on June 3rd, I will be sitting it as well :)

Bethany Cunningham

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Thank you Rebecca :-). Yeah good luck for you too. I hope we do well; fingers crossed!

Rebecca :-)

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Good luck for the exam tomorrow :-)

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Elizabeth Parker

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Just like to say thank you so much! I showed this to my teacher and she made copies for our whole class, we're all very grateful!!! Brilliant and thorough notes!

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