Child Language Acquisition

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Based on conditioning and reinforcement- children learn by imitating language and being reinforced.
Behaviourist Approach (Skinner)
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'More knowledgeable others' scaffold to help children cross their zone of proximal development. Social interactions are key.
Social Constructivist Theory (Vygotsky)
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Children can only understand linguistic structures when they understand the concept. Children discover knowledge.
Cognitive Approach (Piaget)
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Children have an innate ability to learn language through a pre-programmed device: 'language acquisition device'
Nativist Approach (Chomsky)
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Adults alter their language use when talking to children. They use CDS with simplified vocabulary, repetition etc.
Interactive Approach (Bruner)
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'More knowledgeable others' scaffold to help children cross their zone of proximal development. Social interactions are key.

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Social Constructivist Theory (Vygotsky)

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Children can only understand linguistic structures when they understand the concept. Children discover knowledge.

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Card 4

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Children have an innate ability to learn language through a pre-programmed device: 'language acquisition device'

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Card 5

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Adults alter their language use when talking to children. They use CDS with simplified vocabulary, repetition etc.

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