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theoretical perspectives by Mind Map: theoretical perspectives

1. Behaviorist

1.1. Beahviorist's emphasize more on the contribution of nurture to a child's development. Specifically saying that language is something learned and is not something a child is born with.

1.2. Skinner is the major theorist associated with the Behaviorist perspective.

2. Nativist

2.1. Nativist's emphasize more on the contribution of nature to a child's development.

2.2. Noam Chomsky is the major theroist associated with the Nativist perspective.

3. cognitive developmentalist

3.1. Jean Piaget is the major theorist associated with the cognitive developmentalist perspective.

3.2. "The emphasis of this perspective is that language is acquired as maturation occurs and cognitive competencies develop." (Otto 30)

4. interactionist

4.1. Interactionist's mainly focus on the primary role of sociocultural interaction in a child's development of language knowledge.

4.2. Vygotsky is the major theorist associated in the interactionist perspective.

5. References

5.1. Otto. Language Development in Early Childhood, 3rd Edition. Pearson Learning Solutions. <vbk:0558415040#outline(6.1.2)>.