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Skinner
Imitation Theory: Children pick up language by copying what their carers and other experienced speakers say
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Chomsky
Innate Theory: Language is naturally within us which is why some overgeneralisations in grammar are common for children
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Piaget
Cognitive Theory: An understanding of concepts and the environment is essential to language development
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Bruner
Social Theory: Language acquisition support system. Social interaction is how children develop language, the more they interact the faster/further they develop
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Vygotsky
Zone of Proximinal Development Theory: Parent support the child and teach them to develop language from what they already know
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Lenneberg
Critical Time Period Theory: Language can only be acquired at a certain age; after adolensence it is nearly impossible
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Innate Theory: Language is naturally within us which is why some overgeneralisations in grammar are common for children

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Cognitive Theory: An understanding of concepts and the environment is essential to language development

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Social Theory: Language acquisition support system. Social interaction is how children develop language, the more they interact the faster/further they develop

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Zone of Proximinal Development Theory: Parent support the child and teach them to develop language from what they already know

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