Language Acquisition Theorists

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Chomsky
'LAD'- Language Acqusition Device, Can't learn through imitation alone. Language's are very complex, must be born with the ability to learn lang.Grammatical errors such as 'mamma' would not have been learnt. 'Colourless green ideas sleep furiously'
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Lenneberg
Posed 4 arguments for innateness of psychological capacities.1. universal apperance on a trait at a single period across critical period (0-2 years) 2. Linguistically, speech hasn't changed. 3.If you don't learn in critical period, you never will.
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Lenneberg cont.
4. individual development of a trait rigidly follows a given schedule regardless of particular experience of organism. Evidence for this: Genie- chained to potty, no language
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Vygotsky
Inter- relationship of language and thought. Zone of proximal development. Skillful tutor. Child's development aids child's language
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Piaget
'Schemas of children's development' Sensory Motor (0-2)- sucking and grasping, egocentric. Pre- operatioal (2-7)- comstuct simple sentences still egocentric. Concrete operational (7-11)- thinks logically. Formal operational- real world
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Halliday
Regularity, Interactional, Personal, Heuristic, Instrumental, Representational, Imaginative
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Skinner
Behaviourist- children learn through imitation and patterns of positive or negative reinforcement from carers
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Posed 4 arguments for innateness of psychological capacities.1. universal apperance on a trait at a single period across critical period (0-2 years) 2. Linguistically, speech hasn't changed. 3.If you don't learn in critical period, you never will.

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4. individual development of a trait rigidly follows a given schedule regardless of particular experience of organism. Evidence for this: Genie- chained to potty, no language

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Inter- relationship of language and thought. Zone of proximal development. Skillful tutor. Child's development aids child's language

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'Schemas of children's development' Sensory Motor (0-2)- sucking and grasping, egocentric. Pre- operatioal (2-7)- comstuct simple sentences still egocentric. Concrete operational (7-11)- thinks logically. Formal operational- real world

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