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Lang. Acq. Theories

TermDefinition
Skinner's Behavioral Verbal behavior is a form of social behavior maintained by the actions of a verbal community... environment and social interactions are important
Chomsky's Nativist Language Acquisition Device (LAD)... universal rules of language ... environment then provides info about the unique rules of the language
Piaget's Cognitive Language acquisition is made possible by cognition and intellectual processes
Info-Processing Concerned with cognitive functioning, encoding stimuli from environment, interprets, and stores in memory
Vygotsky's Social Interactionism Language function is emphasized, language develops people are motivated to interact with each other
Created by: mseaba