Child Language Acquistion

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What does Chomsky believe?
He believes in the LAD and that we are all pre-programmed with grammatical structures ready to acquire language
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What evidence supports Chomsky's theory?
Children learning to speak dont make grammatical errors such as the order of their verbs/subjects, if an adult says a grammatically wrong sentence a child notices
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What is evidence against Chomsky's theory?
Critics state that even though children do not learn solely through imitation, does not prove an LAD - could be learned through general learning/interactions
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What is David Crystal's theory?
He says there are 5 stages (overlap and not clear)
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What does Jean Aitchison state about CLA?
That language has a biologically organised schedule, children all follow a similar pattern; crying in the first weeks. She also states about labelling, packaging, network building
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What is the first stage of Piaget's theory?
Sensori-motor stage (0-2 years) where the baby can differentiate from self and objects
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What is the second stage of Piaget's theory?
Pre-operational stage (2-7 years) they can classify objects as single features and thinks egocentrically
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What is the third stage of Piaget's theory?
Concrete operational stage (7-11 years) where they can think logically about objects and events
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What is the fourth stage of Piaget's theory?
Formal operational sage (11 years+) where they become concerned with hypothetical, the future and ideological problems
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