Language Acquisition Theory

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Halliday - Instrumental Function
To get something, fulfil a need (e.g. 'want milk')
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Halliday - Regulatory Function
To make a request or give orders, influence the behaviours of others (e.g. 'pick up')
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Halliday - Interactional Function
To relate to others, develop and maintain social relationships (e.g. 'i love you')
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Halliday - Personal Function
To convey a sense of personal identity, feelings or views (e.g. 'me like Charlie and Lola')
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Halliday - Heuristic Function
To find out about the immediate environment (e.g. 'wassat?')
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Halliday - Imaginative Function
Storytelling, rhymes and humour, imagination (e.g. 'me shopkeeper')
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Halliday - Representational Function
To convey facts and information (e.g. 'it hot')
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Skinner
Children learn through imitation and reinforcement
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Chomsky
Language development is innate, we are all born with a Language Acquisition Device which allows us to take in grammatical rules of language spoken
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Piaget
Cognitive Approach. At first children are egocentric. Children use social interaction to shape their learning and development.
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Piaget - Sensorimotor stage (0-2yrs)
Child experiences physical world through the senses and begins classifying the things in it. Lexical choices, when they appear tend to be concrete rather than abstract. Object permanence develops - the idea that objects exist when they are out of sig
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Piaget - Pre-operational stage (2-7yrs)
Language and motor skills develop and become more competent. Language is egocentric - either focussed on the child or used by the child when noone else is around.
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Piaget - Concrete operational stage (7-11yrs)
Children begin thinking logically about concrete events
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Piaget - Formal operational stage (11+)
Abstract reasoning skills develop
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To make a request or give orders, influence the behaviours of others (e.g. 'pick up')

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Halliday - Regulatory Function

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To relate to others, develop and maintain social relationships (e.g. 'i love you')

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To convey a sense of personal identity, feelings or views (e.g. 'me like Charlie and Lola')

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To find out about the immediate environment (e.g. 'wassat?')

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