Theoretical Perspectives

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Theoretical Perspectives by Mind Map: Theoretical Perspectives

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

2. Noam Chomsky

3. Jean Piaget

4. The nativist perspective "emphasizes inborn or innate human capabilities (i.e., “nature”) as being responsible for language development" (Otto, 2010).

5. Cognitive Developmentalist

6. Behaviorist

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9. "The behaviorist perspective emphasizes the role of 'nurture' and considers learning to occur based on the stimuli, responses, and reinforcements that occur in the environment" (Otto, 2010).

10. B.F. Skinner

11. Vygotsky, Bruner, Halliday

12. "This perspective contends that children acquire language through their attempts to communicate with the world around them" (otto, 2010).