Theoretical Perspectives

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Theoretical Perspectives by Mind Map: Theoretical Perspectives

1. Nativist

1.1. Nature

1.2. Noam Chomsky

1.3. Inborn or innate human capability people inherently have the capacity to acquire language due to cognitive structures that process language differently from other stimuli.

2. Cognitive Developmentalist

2.1. Nature

2.2. Jean Piaget

2.3. Language is acquired as maturation occurs and cognitive competencies develop. A child learns language by using the same mechanisms as for other learning.

3. Behaviorist

3.1. Nurture

3.2. Skinner

3.3. "nurture" children. Learning occurs based on stimuli, responses, and reinforcements. Children begin as a blank slate

4. Interactionist

4.1. Nurture

4.2. Vygotsky,Bruner, Halliday

4.3. sociocultural interaction in children's development of language. children acquire language through their attempts to communicate with the world around them.