Flashcards in Child Language Acquisition Theories Deck (17)
Nouns theorist name?
What did Nelson do in regards to classifying children's words?
She classified the first 50 words a child learns into 4 main categories
What were the 4 categories Nelson classified the children's words into?
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 social words like yes and no
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
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
Stage four David crystal
Increase in pragmatic understanding of others wants and needs
Stage five David crystal
Use of full grammatical sentences talking about times eg after and before
What is Jean Aitchisons theory?
Looks at connections between lexical and semantic development. Labelling packaging and network building
Labelling: linking words to the objects to which they refer to , understanding that objects can be labelled
Berko Gleeson's wug test supports what theorist?
Supports LAD Chomsky
What does the fis phenomenon suggest?
That children's language perception is more advanced than their language production.
Theorist for inatness theory?
Theorist for interaction
Theorist for imitation?
Skinner look for adult explicitly modelling or teaching language and children responding
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