Child Language Acquisition

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What are the three types of overextension?
Categorical, Analogical and Mismatch
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What's the difference between a hypernym and a hyponym?
A hypernym is a word that can have more specific words under it. A hyponym is a more specific word within a category or under a hypernym.
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What are the four stages of children's grammatical development?
Holophrastic, Two-word, Telegraphic and Post-telegraphic
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What did Roger Brown find out?
He found out that morphemes are acquired in a particular order in the telegraphic stage.
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What is Piaget's theory on language acquisition?
Piaget believes in the cognitive theory that language acquisition is part of a wider development of understanding.
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What are Halliday's seven functions of speech?
Instrumental, Regulatory, Interactional, Personal, Representational, Imaginative and Heuristic.
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Give five examples of child directed speech (CDS).
Repetition, high pitch, present tense, concrete nouns, child's name, exaggerated pauses, yes/no questioning
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What does Bruner believe in?
He believes that there is a Language Acquisition Support System (LASS).
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What did Vygotsky believe?
He believed that there is a zone of proximal development which describes how adults and children work together to move children towards independence.
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What theory does Skinner support?
He supports the behaviourist theory in which parents use reinforcement to encourage children to imitate the language heard around them.
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