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The Latin term TABULA RASA means
a) empty slate b) set the table c) tablets at the ready d) raise your tablature
According to the Behavioral Theory,
a) language development is the result of imitation and feedback given by a teacher. b) language simply emerges. c) language development is directly related to cognitive development and social interactions. d) language is an experiment.
BF Skinner and his followers are best known for insisting that
a) children learn languages best through stimulus/response activities. b) students must learn how to monitor themselves so they can correct their own mistakes. c) students pass through 4 competencies, collectively known as d) language learners do not need input from outside sources in order to learn a language.
The linguist who suggested that children possess an innate ability to acquire language and termed it LAD was
a) Noam Chomsky. b) BF Skinner. c) Jean Piaget. d) Dell Hymes.
The most important point of the Social Interactionist Theory of first language acquisition is that
a) learning is both biological and social. b) children respond to stimuli provided by caregivers, so caregivers must interact with them. c) langauge simply emerges because children's brains are programmed to learn via a LAD. d) at birth, one's brain is a tabula rasa.
The Behavioral Theory of Learning tell us that, at birth,
a) one's brain is completely empty, waiting for someone to input information, including language. b) one's brain is completely full, containing all language structures from all languages. c) babies can speak immediately if brought up under the correct conditions. d) babies cannot yet associate a stimulus to a response.
The Nativist Theory of First Language Acquisition tells us that, at birth,
a) one's brain is completely full, containing all language structures from all languages. b) one's brain is completely empty, waiting for someone to input information, including language. c) a person is not ready to form language. d) a person copies everything his caretakers say and do.
The term NOVEL UTTERANCES means
a) words, phrases, & sentences a language learner produces without ever hearing them before. b) new vocabulary a parent teaches a baby. c) words a baby says correctly for the first time after extensive practice with the caretaker. d) certain words and phrases that are required for human communication.
The flaw of Skinner's Behavioral Theory is
a) it couldn't explain how children come up with b) it couldn't explain why people deprived of linguistic interactions can't fully develop language. c) habits were not being formed. d) critics have proven that LAD does not exist.
The flaw of Chomsky's Nativist Theory is
a) it couldn't explain why people deprived of linguistic interactions can't fully develop language. b) it couldn't explain how children come up with c) habits were not being formed. d) critics have proved that LAD does not exist.
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