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1

Nouns theorist name?

Katherine Nelson

2

What did Nelson do in regards to classifying children's words?

She classified the first 50 words a child learns into 4 main categories

3

What were the 4 categories Nelson classified the children's words into?

Naming
Actions
Social
Modifiers

4

What were the findings of Nelson in regards to the largest groups of words?

The largest group of words were 60% of words that named people animals and objects
Next words that expressed or demanded actions
Then modifiers
Then social words like yes and no

5

What is stage one of David crystals child language learning?

Children say things for 3 main purposes
To get something they want
To draw someone's attention
To draw attention to something

6

What is stage two of David crystals child language theory?

When children ask questions 'where' questions come first. Children become concerned with naming and classifying things

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Stage four David crystal

Increase in pragmatic understanding of others wants and needs

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Stage five David crystal

Use of full grammatical sentences talking about times eg after and before

9

What is Jean Aitchisons theory?

Looks at connections between lexical and semantic development. Labelling packaging and network building

10

Define labelling

Labelling: linking words to the objects to which they refer to , understanding that objects can be labelled

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Berko Gleeson's wug test supports what theorist?

Supports LAD Chomsky

12

What does the fis phenomenon suggest?

That children's language perception is more advanced than their language production.

13

Theorist for inatness theory?

Noam Chomsky

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Theorist for interaction

Bruner

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Theorist for imitation?

Skinner look for adult explicitly modelling or teaching language and children responding

16

Define packaging

Packaging: exploring what labels can apply to. Over and under extension occur in order to test the boundaries of a words meaning and understanding the range of a words meaning

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Define network building

Network building: making connections between words understanding similarities and opposites in meaning