THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES

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THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES by Mind Map: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES

1. Cognitive Developmentalist

1.1. Jean Piaget

1.2. The emphasis of this perspective is that language is acquired as maturation occurs and cognitive competencies develop (Otto, 2010)

2. Interactionist Perspective

2.1. Vygotsky (1978)

2.2. Children acquire language through their attempts to communicate with the world around them.

3. Behaviorist Perspective

3.1. Skinner (1957)

3.2. Emphasizes the role of "nurture" and considers learning to occur based on the stimuli, responses, and reinforcements that occur in the environment.(Otto, 2010)

4. Nativist Perspective

4.1. Linguist Noam Chomsky

4.2. emphasizes inborn or innate human capabilities as being responsible for language development.