Theoretical Perspectives

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Theoretical Perspectives by Mind Map: Theoretical Perspectives

1. The Cognitive Development

1.1. Language is aquired as maturation occures. Cognitive competencies develop.

1.2. Cognitive development is a prerequisite and foundation for language learning

1.2.1. INS to insert (Windows)

1.2.2. TAB to insert (Mac OS)

1.2.3. ENTER to add siblings

1.2.4. DEL to delete

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1.3. Aspect of language knowledge: Semantic and Morphemic.

1.4. Focus on Nature

1.4.1. Online Help

1.4.2. Use Cases & Templates

1.4.2.1. Personal Todo List

1.4.2.2. Vacation Planning

1.4.2.3. Meeting Minutes

1.4.2.4. Project Plan

1.4.2.5. more...

1.4.3. Tools and Gadgets

1.4.3.1. Offline Mode

1.4.3.2. Geistesblitz Tools

1.4.3.3. Email & SMS Gateways

1.4.3.4. Offline Mode

2. The Behaviorist Perspective

2.1. Emphasizes the role of nurture and considers learning to occure based on the stimili, responses and reinforcements that occure in the environment

2.2. learning occures due to associations established between stimili.

2.3. Focus on Nurture

2.4. Aspect of language knowledge: Semantic, syntactic, morphemic

3. The Nativist Perspective

3.1. Emphasis on inborn or innate human capabilities being responsible for language development

3.2. Focus on nature

3.3. Aspect of language knowledge: Symtactic

3.4. New node

4. The Interactionist Perspective

4.1. This perspective contends that children aquire language through their attempts to communicate with the world around them.

4.2. Focus on Nurture

4.3. Aspects of language knowledge: Pragmatic