Language Acquisition Theorists

Noam Chomsky
'Universal Grammar' - babies learn language through innate functions due to their language acquisition device already built in their brain
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BF Skinner
'Behaviourism' - language is a reaction to a stimulus and response coming together. Positive and negative reinforcement.
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Halliday
'7 Functions of Language' - Heuristic, Imaginative, Interactional, Instrumental, Regulatory, Representational and Personal
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Bruner
'LASS' - language acquisition support system, believed that support from caregivers when learning speech was vital to a child's speech development
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Piaget
Cognitive Development' - a child's development of language comes with understanding, so a child cannot use things they cannot understand. Stages of language development, mainly focusing on sensorimotor or preoperational stages.
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Aitchinson
'3 Main Uses of Language' - Packaging (a word's range of meaning), labelling (matching the sound of the word to the object), network building (grasping the connections between words)
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Pinker
'Language Instinct' - language is an instinct and is not necessarily affected by our environment, more our genes
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'Behaviourism' - language is a reaction to a stimulus and response coming together. Positive and negative reinforcement.

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BF Skinner

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'LASS' - language acquisition support system, believed that support from caregivers when learning speech was vital to a child's speech development

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Cognitive Development' - a child's development of language comes with understanding, so a child cannot use things they cannot understand. Stages of language development, mainly focusing on sensorimotor or preoperational stages.

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