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Language Acquisition Module 17: Language Development
Noam Chomsky (1928- ) Linguist who argues that children have a predisposition to learn language; as though their brains are hardwired to learn vocabulary and the rules of grammar.
B.F. Skinner and Language Psychologist who argued that children learn language through association, imitation and reinforcement. –Association : linking certain sounds with certain people –Imitation –Reinforcement or punishments
Language Stages Module 17: Language Development