Theoretical Perspectives

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Theoretical Perspectives by Mind Map: Theoretical Perspectives

1. Behaviorists

1.1. Skinner

1.2. Nurture/Semantic, Syntactic & Morphemic

1.3. Emphasizes the role of “nurture” and considers learning to occur based on the stimuli, responses, and reinforcements that occur in the environment

2. Cognitive Developmentalists

2.1. Piaget

2.2. Semantic & Morphemic

2.3. Language is acquired as maturation occurs and cognitive competencies develop

3. Interactionists

3.1. Verotsky & Bruner

3.1.1. New node

3.2. Nurture/Pragmatic

3.2.1. New node

3.2.2. New node

3.3. Focuses on the primary role of sociocultural interaction in children's development of language knowledge

4. Nativists

4.1. Chomsky

4.2. Syntactic

4.3. The system of principles, conditions, and rules that are elements or properties of all human languages