• Genes And The Environment Child Language Development
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    ... newborns which are thought of as innate do not take into account experiences of the environment in the womb. It does not consider the mother, or the how her lifestyle has affected the development of the infant. De casper and Spence, 1986, asked pregnant women to read the same prose to their babies, and again after birth. It was shown babies preferred the prose that had been read to them in the womb over other pieces. This shows that environmental influences can not be ignored. Bruner, 1983,...
  • Theories Of How Children Learn
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    'THEORIES OF HOW CHILDREN LEARN - LANGUAGE ACQUISITION " ASSESSMENT 03 B/4 PART 4 TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION 2 MAIN STAGES OF LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT 5 NURTURE, OPERANT CONDITIONING AND LEARNING THEORY 9 NATURE/NATIVIST THEORY 13 PIAGET'S COGNITIVE THEORY 16 VYGOTSKY AND BRUNER'S COGNITIVE THEORIES 19 CULTURAL RELATIVITY 24 FACTORS THAT AFFECT LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT 25 HOW ADULTS CAN PROMOTE LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT 28 RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LANGUAGE AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPM...
  • Child Language Acquisition Nature Or Nurture
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    Child language acquisition: nature or nurture? (final version) Introduction The study of language development, one of the most fascinating human achievements, has a long and rich history, extending over thousands of years (Chomsky, 2000). As the nature-versus-nurture argument is inevitable to arise whenever human behaviors are discussed, it is not surprising that language experts have debated the relative influences of genetics and the environment on language development (Hulit & Howard, 2002). ...
  • Language Acquisition Siegler 1998
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    How do children acquire language? What are the processes of language acquisition? How do infants respond to speech? Language acquisition is the process of learning a native or a second language. Although how children learn to speak is not perfectly understood, most explanations involve both the observations that children copy what they hear and the inference that human beings have a natural aptitude for understanding grammar. Children usually learn the sounds and vocabulary of their native langu...
  • Language Acquisition Child Words Months
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    CONTENT Introduction... 3 Main body 1. Language acquisition... 42. The stages of language acquisition... 52. 1. The pre linguistic stage... 72. 2. Babbling... 72. 3. One-word utterances... 92. 4. Two-word utterances... 102. 5. Telegraphic speech... 132. 6. Language learning during the pre-school period... 163. The critical period... 174. The summary of behaviour's to expect of children with normally developing speech and language... 195. The language acquisition cannot be sped up... 206. Ti...
  • Foreign Language Errors Learner Learning
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    Introduction It is commonly assumed that where there are differences between L 1 and L 2, the learner's L 1 will probably interfere with the L 2 (negative language transfer), whereas, when L 1 and L 2 are similar, the L 2 will assist the L 2 learning (positive language transfer) (Ellis, 1994). Therefore, we tend to believe that most of the errors are account of negative transfer. This is partly true according to many empirical studies of errors which have showed that many errors are common to di...
  • How Do Humans Acquire Language
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    How Do Humans Acquire Language? Humans live in a world full of communication. Humans possess a native language that separates them from other animals. Language is developed within the first few years of a person's life. By the time one is a child; he can speak and understand almost as well as an adult. Children world-wide exhibit similar patterns of language acquisition even though they may be learning different languages. How humans learn even the most complicated languages has perplexed the mi...
  • Second Language Learners Students Teacher
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    1. Introduction 1. 1 General characteristics of the work 2. 1 How to teach foreign languages (general remarks) 2. The Main Part 1. 2 Comparing instructed and natural settings for language learning 2. 2 Natural and instructional settings 3. 2 Classroom comparisons 4. 2 Five principles for classroom teaching 5. 2. The principle getting right from the beginning 6. 2. The principle of saying what you mean and meaning what you say 7. 2. The principle of listening 8. 2. Teach what is teacheable 9. ...
  • Krashen's Monitor Model Theory
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    Stephen Krashen is an expert in the field of linguistics, specializing in theories of language acquisition and development. Much of his recent research has involved the study of non-English and bilingual language acquisition. During the past 20 years, he has published well over 100 books and articles and has been invited to deliver over 300 lectures at universities throughout the United States and Canada. He works today for the University of Southern California. Krashen is well known for his fam...
  • Language Acquisition Optimal Input
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    1. Which of the following instructions isn't true? a. Lang. Acq. is subconscious. b. Error correction has little or no effect on lang. Learning. c. Acquisition leads to learning but learning doesn't lead to acquisition. d. Lang. Acq. is implicit, where as language learning is explication. (B) 2. Which of the following instructions is not true? a. Acquirers are only aware of the fact that they " re using language for communication. b. Language acq. is unlimited. c. Language acq. is picking up ...