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1. What are the four stages of speech?

  • pre phonemic, semiphonetic, phonetic, transitional
  • repeated epithet, assonance, aphorism/proverb, epithet as metaphor
  • 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
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2. Who identified that Language Acquisition support system?

  • Piaget
  • Chomsky
  • Bruner
  • Skinner

3. What is Berko & Brown's fis phenomenon?

  • The view that the comprehension of phonological patterns and the meanings they represent develop faster than the childs ability to say them
  • the theory that children whose mothers talk to them more have larger vocabularies
  • the theory that parents often respond to the truth in what their child is saying rather than correcting their grammatical mistakes
  • using language to indicate a need they want satisfying.

4. What did the behaviourist Skinner say?

  • Langyage development goes hand in hand with the development of thinking and knowledge (cognitive development).
  • When children hear examples or language they fit these into their (unconscious) mental model of how language works.
  • Children learn to speak by imitating their parents and being rewarded or punished according to the accuracy of their utterances
  • 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.

5. 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


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