Linguists of CLA

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Skinner - BEHAVIOURISM
Suggests that language is acquired sole through observing and imitating the behaviour of others/ their parents. Positive and negative reinforcement(operant conditioning) from parents supports the learning process.
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Jean Piaget - COGNITIVE
Proposed the a child cannot learn a word until s/he understands the concept it represents. (language develops with thinking and knowledge)
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Noam Chomsky - NATIVISM
Babies are born with an innate knowledge of the structure of language. (children are born with a Language acquisition device, which is a part of the brain which is pre-programmed with every grammatical feature possible).
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Lenneberg
AGAINST CHOMSKY - Suggests that there is a critical period for language acquisition. (Based on cases, such as Genie)
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Vygotsky - ZONE OF PROXIMAL DEVELOPMENT
Suggests that language development is enriched and accelerated according to the quantity and quality of their social interaction with adults.
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Bruner - INTERACTIONIST
Argued that humans are social creatures who learn through their social environment. It is called the 'Language Acquisition Support System'(LASS)
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Proposed the a child cannot learn a word until s/he understands the concept it represents. (language develops with thinking and knowledge)

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Jean Piaget - COGNITIVE

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Babies are born with an innate knowledge of the structure of language. (children are born with a Language acquisition device, which is a part of the brain which is pre-programmed with every grammatical feature possible).

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AGAINST CHOMSKY - Suggests that there is a critical period for language acquisition. (Based on cases, such as Genie)

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Suggests that language development is enriched and accelerated according to the quantity and quality of their social interaction with adults.

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