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1. What are the four stages of speech?

  • repeated epithet, assonance, aphorism/proverb, epithet as metaphor
  • holophrastic stage, two word stage, telegraphic stage, post telegraphic stage
  • pre phonemic, semiphonetic, phonetic, transitional
  • The sight voabulary/whole word stage, discrimination net stage, the phonological recoding stage, the orthographic stage
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2. What are the four stages of learning to read?

  • holophrastic stage, two word stage, telegraphic stage, post telegraphic stage
  • The sight voabulary/whole word stage, discrimination net stage, the phonological recoding stage, the orthographic stage
  • prepatory stage, consolidation stage, differentiation stage, integration stage
  • repeated epithet, assonance, aphorism/proverb, epithet as metaphor

3. What are the four developmental stages of spelling identified by Gentry?

  • conventional letters, invented spelling, appropriate spelling, correct spelling
  • observation, comment, narrative, report
  • pre phonemic, semiphonetic, phonetic, transitional
  • prepatory stage, consolidation stage, differentiation stage, integration stage

4. What is a common feature of the telegraphic stage?

  • that children commonly omit function words
  • that children use two word combinations
  • that children use holophrases
  • that children have grammatically complex combinations

5. What did the behaviourist Skinner say?

  • Children learn to speak by imitating their parents and being rewarded or punished according to the accuracy of their utterances
  • When children hear examples or language they fit these into their (unconscious) mental model of how language works.
  • Language is social 'children learn to use language initially... to get what they want, to play games, to stay connected to those whom are dependent.
  • Langyage development goes hand in hand with the development of thinking and knowledge (cognitive development).

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