Child Language Acquisition

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What were Hallidays (1975) 7 Functions? (Earlier and Later)
Earlier -Personal, Instrumental, Regulatory and International Later - Heuristic, Imaginative and Representational
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What does LAD stand for? (Chomsky 1965)
Language Acquisition Device - Allows children to take in and use the grammatical rules of the language which is spoken where they live.
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At what age do children have object permenance and what is is? (Piaget)
18 months - Children realize that things can exist all the time even if they cannot even see it.
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Which inflection do children acquire first and why? (Brown 1973)
-ing ... - This is because it is easier for children to relate to things happening now.
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What did Katamba (1996) find?
Found there was little connection between the frequency between the frequency in which these inflections are used by parents and the order in which they are acquired.
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What were the stages of acquiring inflections suggested by Cruttenden (1979)?
1.Inconsistent Usage - Only know inflection as they have learnt word. 2.Consistent sometimes misapplied - Make virtous errors when forming irregular verbs. 3.Consistent Usage - When children cope with irregular forms
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What did Berko's Wug Test (1958) show?
Showed children had not used the -s because they were imitating someone as they had never heard of the word before.They automatically used the rule that states -s is added to noun to form plural. - Internalisation
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At what stage of using negatives can children start using contracted negatives?
Stage 2 - Develop use of can't and don't. At Stage 3 they can start using other contracted negatives such as didn't and won't
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What were the two types of over extension that Rescorla (1980) suggested?
Categorical - When a word is used to refer to things in a similar category. Analogical - Word is used to refer to things that are not clearly in the same category but have some physical or functional relation to each other.
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What is a holophrase?
Single words that express a complete idea.
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What were the three developmental processes suggested by Aitchsion (1987)?
Labelling - When a child links a sound to an object. Packaging - When a child begins to understand the range of meaning a word might have. Network Building - When a child starts to make connections between words.
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