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  • Created by: axx10
  • Created on: 03-06-19 19:13



- theory based on conditioning and reinforcement

- says children learn through imitation, however they don't pick up the correct forms of imitation. With irregular verbs, they over extend the language patterns they already know. eggrew - growded

- fails to explain how children produce structures they haven't heard before


- says children are born with the inherited skill to learn and pick up any language

- LAD (language acquisition device) is wired in our brain to help us learn any language

- children don't learn through imitation alone. Instead, they pick up nouns and verbs which become imprinted upon their brain

- neglects environmental considerations such as motherease


- sees development as a continous


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