Theoretical Perspectives

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Theoretical Perspectives by Mind Map: Theoretical Perspectives

1. Interactionist

1.1. Focus on Nurture. Children's development of language knowledge is caused by sociocultural interaction

1.2. Theorist-Researcher: L. Vygotsky, J. Bruner, M. Halliday

2. Behavorist

2.1. Emphasizes the role of nurture. Believes that reinforcements, responses, and stimuli that occurs in the enviroment causes learning.

2.2. Theorist-Researcher: B. Skinner

3. Nativist

3.1. Focus on Nature. Language development is caused by inborn or innate human capabilities.

3.2. Theorist-Researcher: Linguist Noam Chomsky

4. Cognitive Developmentalist

4.1. Focus on Nature. Believes as one matures, language is aquired and cognitive competencies develop.

4.2. Theorist-Reseacher: Jean Piaget