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2. What is Chomsky's 'Language Acquisition Device (LAD)' theory?

  • Children acquire the ability to learn language through interacting with children of a similar age
  • Children need to develop certain mental abilities before they can acquire particular aspects of language
  • Language isn't taught and is instead a natural development
  • Without linguistic interaction between the ages of 4-5 years, language development is severely limited

3. What is Berko's 'Wug' test theory?

  • Children are aware of the difference between spoken and written language
  • Children start to learn the range of meanings that a word might have
  • Children hear the correct usage of the plural inflection -s, so often that it was second nature to apply it to a noun they had never heard before
  • Parents point at something and ask a child to name it and this helps a child to develop their language

4. What is Bruner's 'Language Acquisition Support System (LASS)' theory?

  • Caregivers support child's linguistic development in social situations
  • Caregivers support a child language acquisition by giving them constant positive reinforcement
  • If caregivers do not interact with their child befor they reach 5-6 years, their language acquisition will be severely limited
  • Children learn language through imitating their caregivers

5. Which of these is not one of John Dore's eight language functions

  • Calling
  • Practising
  • Repeating
  • Answering
  • Greeting
  • Protesting
  • Questioning
  • Labeling
  • Requesting


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