by Monica Oliver
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Language Acqusition Device (LAD)
Noam Chomsky believed that all humans have a
language acqusition device (LAD). Humans have
to be able to speak any language.
Session Rule 1
Session Rule 2
(LAD) contains knowledge of
grammatical rules to all languages.
Words into sentences.
The Nativist Theory :They believe that humans are
biologically programmed to gain knowledge.
Interactionist Theory believe that languagie
development is both biological and social. Lev
Vygotsky is the theorist associated with this
Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD)
Children have the brain capacity to learn
words if they are exposed to a massive
Cognitive Theory Jean Piaget believed that
language is an example of symbolic behavior and
no different from other learning.
Behaviorist Theory : There are basic theories
advanced to describe how language is acquired and
taught. B.F. Skinner is the theorist that goes with this
belief language is a learned behavior because the
child responds and the parents react in a positive