Language Acquisition Theorists Quiz

What is Bruner's 'Language Acquisition Support System (LASS)' theory?
Caregivers support child's linguistic development in social situations
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What is Berko's 'Wug' test theory?
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
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What is Berko and Brown's 'fis phenomenon'?
Children understand more phonemes than they can produce
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What does Aitchison define 'network building' as in her 'Labeling, Packaging and Network Building' theory?
When a child makes connections between words (opposites and synonyms)
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What is Skinner's imitation and reinforcement theory?
Children repeat what they hear and are rewarded with praise
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What is Vygotsky's 'Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD' theory?
A child needs caregivers to help them interact
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What is Chomsky's 'Language Acquisition Device (LAD)' theory?
Language isn't taught and is instead a natural development
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What is Lenneberg's 'Critical Age Hypothesis' Theory?
Without linguistic practice before the ages of 5-6 years, language acquisition is severely limited
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What is Piaget's 'Cognitive Approach' theory?
A child needs to develop certain mental abilities before they can acquire particular aspects of language
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Which inflection does Brown suggest is easiest for a child to learn at 20 months?
Present (-ing)
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What are Rescorla's two types of overextension?
Categorical and analogical
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Cruttenden has three stages of learning inflections theory. Which is the third stage?
Children are able to cope with irregular inflections correctly
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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

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What does Aitchison define 'network building' as in her 'Labeling, Packaging and Network Building' theory?

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