Theoretical Perspectives

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Theoretical Perspectives by Mind Map: Theoretical Perspectives

1. Otto, B. (2010) Language Development in Early Chilhood, Third Edition. Merrill.

2. Children have an inborn ability to develop language.

3. Children are considered a "blank slate." Learning happens due to relationships between stimuli, responses and events that happen after the behavior.

4. Language is acquired as maturation occurs and cognitive competencies develop. There is no special language mechanism, children use the same mechanisms for all learning.

5. Children acquire language through attempts to communicate with the world around them. Language is acquired out of a need to function in society.

6. Language Knowledge: Syntactic

7. Language Knowledge: Semantic, Syntactic & Morphemic

8. Language Knowledge: Semantic & Morphemic

9. Language Knowledge: Pragmatic

10. Interactionsit

11. Theorist: Noam Chomsky

12. Theorist: Jean Piaget

13. Theorist: B. F. Skinner

14. Nature

15. Nurture

16. Theorist: Lev Vygotsky

17. Cognitive Developmentalist

18. Nativist

19. Behaviorist