Child Language Development Theories and Findings

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Theory suggesting that children have an innate ability to notice linguistic patterns and language is learned in blocks of words, not single words
construction model
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The set of rules tht Chomsky (1965) claimed we understood from birth, since they are commonly found across all languages
Universal grammar
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Berko and Brown's (1960) findings that documented a child pronouncing as but understanding error when it was repeated back to them
Fis Phenomenon
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Halliday's theory that children have a desire to acquire language because it serves the purpose of being able to communicate with others
Functional Basis of Language
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Gleason's (1958) study that found that children have a high level of understanding about morphology and grammar by testing them on nonsense words
Wug Test
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Chomsky described grammar as being ______
Innate
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Skinner's theory from 1957 that suggests we learn by copying is named ____________
Behaviourism
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The view that suggests that communication with linguistically knowledgable adults is really important for learning language
Social interaction theory
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Piaget's (1936) study that suggests we can understand human behaviour by tracking human thought processes
Cognitive theory
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"Grammar is something we learn by default" may have been said by
Chomsky
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The case of a young girl who was not exposed to language until 13 years old and could never fluently acquire it, giving evidence for the critical period theory
Genie
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The ________ ______ for learning is up to the age of 5
Critical period
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A theory from 1800-1900s that suggests that technological advancements affect our society and culture, and, therefore, our language
Technological Determination
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Universal grammar

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The set of rules tht Chomsky (1965) claimed we understood from birth, since they are commonly found across all languages

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Fis Phenomenon

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Functional Basis of Language

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Wug Test

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