1. What is Lenneberg's 'Critical Age Hypothesis' Theory?
- At the ages of 5-6 years, it is critical that they understand the difference between spoken and written language
- If a child is learning a second language, it is critical that they are exposed to it before the ages of 5-6 years in order for them to learn the language more easily.
- Without linguistic practice before the ages of 5-6 years, language acquisition is severely limited
- When a child is in the womb, the child must be exposed to some form of language in order for them to develop the Language Acquisition Device (LAD)
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2. What are Rescorla's two types of overextension?
- Packaged and singular
- Categorical and analogical
- Labelled and coordinated
- Heurological and telegraphical
3. Which inflection does Brown suggest is easiest for a child to learn at 20 months?
- Present (-ing)
- Plural (-s)
- Past (-ed)
- Possessive (-s)
4. What is Bruner's 'Language Acquisition Support System (LASS)' theory?
- Children learn language through imitating their caregivers
- Caregivers support a child language acquisition by giving them constant positive reinforcement
- Caregivers support child's linguistic development in social situations
- If caregivers do not interact with their child befor they reach 5-6 years, their language acquisition will be severely limited
5. What is Berko and Brown's 'fis phenomenon'?
- Children find it easier to understand the correct names of verbs that they can physically do themselves
- Children use more phonemes than they can understand
- Children understand more phonemes than they can produce
- Children find it easier to understand and learn the correct names of nouns that they can physically touch