Language acquisition: key theorists

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Katherine Nelson
4 categories for first words: naming, actions/events, personal/social, describing/modifying things
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Jean Berko & Roger Brown
Child who referred to plastic fish as "fis" couldn't like an adults use of "fis" to the same object
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Noam Chomsky
Learning takes place through an innate brain mechanism - LAD
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Jean Aitchison
3 stages: labeling, packaging, and network building
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Ursula Bellugi
3 stages of negative formation in children
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Jerome Bruner
Ritualised activities like meal times and bedtimes are explicit & predictable so children can learn
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Jerome Bruner (2)
There is a Language Acquisition Support System (LASS) which refers to the child's interaction with adults around them
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Lev Vygotsky
Observed children's play and linked it to cognitive and social development
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Jean Piaget
Children can't be taught before they are ready
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Jean Piaget (2)
Children are active learners who use the environment and social interactions to shape their language
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B.F. Skinner
Children imitate and copy adults, and are conditioned to use the right language
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