Theoretical Perspective

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Theoretical Perspective by Mind Map: Theoretical Perspective

1. Cognitive Developmentalists

1.1. Overview: Emphasizes that language is acquired as maturation occurs and cognitive competencies develop. Children learn language by using the same mechanisms as for other learning.

1.2. Theorist: Jean Piaget

2. Interactionist

2.1. Overview: Focuses on the primary role of socialcultural interaction in children's development of language knowledge. Children aquire language through interaction with the world around them.

2.2. Theorist: Vygotsky

3. Behaviorist

3.1. Overview: Emphasizes the role of "nurture" and considers learning to occur based on the stmuli responses and reinforcements that occur in the environment.

3.2. Theorist

4. Nativist

4.1. Overview: Emphasizes inborn or innate human capabilities. Chomsky states that all people inherently have the capacity to acquire language due to cognitive structures that process language differently from other stimuli.

4.2. Theorist: Noam Chomsky