Child Language Aquisition

Skinner - Behaviourism
Positive and negative reinforcement.
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Chomsky - Nativism
Believes that all humans are born with the innate ability to learn language. Pre-programmed with LAD (Language Acquisition Device)
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Piaget - Cognitive Theory
Believed that the interaction with physical and social environments is key for cognitive development. Development occurs in four stages - Sensorimotor Stage, Preoperational Stage, Concrete Operational Stage and Formal Operational Stage.
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Vgotsky - Interactionist Theory
He believed that children are entrenched in different sociocultural contexts and their cognitive development is advanced through social interaction with more skilled adults.
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Piaget - Cognitive Theory
Also believes children can only use linguistic structures that they understand.
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Bruner - Interactionist Theory
The idea of Scaffolding, children learn new concepts with active support.
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Berko - Nativism
The WUG test, one wug two wugs. Supports Chomsky.
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Believes that all humans are born with the innate ability to learn language. Pre-programmed with LAD (Language Acquisition Device)

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Chomsky - Nativism

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Believed that the interaction with physical and social environments is key for cognitive development. Development occurs in four stages - Sensorimotor Stage, Preoperational Stage, Concrete Operational Stage and Formal Operational Stage.

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He believed that children are entrenched in different sociocultural contexts and their cognitive development is advanced through social interaction with more skilled adults.

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Also believes children can only use linguistic structures that they understand.

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