Language acquisition terminology

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behavourism
a theory of language acquisition that suggests children learn language through a process of imitation and reinforcement.
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child directed speech
the way the caregivers talk to children
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cognitive theory
a theory that suggests children need to have aquired certain mental abilities before they can acquire language
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deletion
when a child misses out the consonants in words, e.g saying sto instead of stop
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fricative
a group of consonant sounds in English produced by forcing air through restricted passage, e.g between teeth or lips
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holophrase
a singl word that expresses a complete idea, e.g ball which could mean the child wants it, or had found it etc
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idiolect
an individials accent and dialect features- due to their upbringing and experiences
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language acquisition device (LAD)
the innate ability of children aquiring language to take in and use grammatical rules of the language they hear(according to chomsky)
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non verbal communication
any method of communication that isn't words, e.g gestures, facial expressions etc
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proto- word
a combination of sounds that a child uses that actually contains meaning, rather than a random utteranct like cooing or babbling
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subsitution
when a child replaces a consonat in a word with one thats easier to say, e.g dot instead of got
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turn taking
a feature of ordelry conversations when the chance to speak switches back and fourth between the participants
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reduplication
reapeating a word, e.g choochoo
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dipthongs
unoure vowle sounds (2 sounds merging)
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phonemic simplification
simplifing sounds
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glottal stop
miss out 'I's
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the way the caregivers talk to children

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child directed speech

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a theory that suggests children need to have aquired certain mental abilities before they can acquire language

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when a child misses out the consonants in words, e.g saying sto instead of stop

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a group of consonant sounds in English produced by forcing air through restricted passage, e.g between teeth or lips

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