Theoretical Perspectives

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Theoretical Perspectives by Mind Map: Theoretical Perspectives

1. Behaviorist Perspective

1.1. This perspective focuses on environmental occurrences such as stimuli, responsees, and reinforcements as the basis for learning language. The theorist associated with this perspective is B.F. Skinner.

1.1.1. Semantic, Syntactic, and Morphemic Aspects of Language Developent

2. Nativist Perspective

2.1. This perspective focuses on the capabilities people are born with as being responsible for their language development. Noam Chomsky is the theorist associated with this perspective.

2.1.1. Syntactic Aspect of Language Development

3. Cognitive Developmental Perspective

3.1. This perspective focuses on maturation and cognitive development occurring in order to acquire language. The theorist associated with this perspective is Jean Piaget.

3.1.1. Semantic and Morphemic Aspects of Language Development

4. Ineractionist Perspective

4.1. This perspective focuses on children acquiring language through communicating with the world around them. The theorist associated with this perspective is Vygotsky.

4.1.1. Pragmatic Aspect of Language Development