Student resources for Chapter 14: First Language Acquisition
Study guide for Chapter 14: First Language Acquisition
You should be able to simply define or explain the following terms and concepts.
|Sensitive period||Phonological error patterns||Functional continuity|
|Cognition||Narrative co-construction||Observational studies|
|Sound substitutions||Experimental studies||Lexical overextension|
|Poverty of the stimulus||Longitudinal research||Mean length of utterance (MLU)|
|Universal Grammar (UG)||Scaffolding||Generalization|
|Formal, nativist theory||Child-Directed Speech (CDS)||Overregularization|
|Functional, discourse-based theory||Speech Acts||Given vs. new information|
On completion of this chapter, you should be able to perform the following tasks:
Give examples of some common phonological error patterns among young children.
Give examples and identify the perceptual basis of children’s lexical overextensions.
Briefly explain and give examples of children’s overregularization errors.
Discuss factors that impact when morphemes are acquired.
Identify linguistic forms used for given versus new information, and explain how these forms reflect their cognitive functions.
Distinguish between referential function and evaluative function in narrative discourse.
Briefly discuss the four essential components of acquisition theory.
Distinguish between nativist theory and functional discourse-based theory.
Distinguish between the innate endowment assumptions of innate linguistic knowledge versus (general) human cognition.