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Language Development & Acquisition Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following statements is a critique of the nativist theory of language development?

Question 2 2. In the _____ approach to language acquisition, up to 5% of class time is spent using the second language.

Question 3 3. The holophrastic stage refers to the time when

Question 4 4. Which of the following statements describes children's language development in Asian cultures?

Question 5 5. Bilingual education programs promote _____.

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Question 6 6. Who proposed that children are born with a language acquisition device?

Question 7 7. How could you BEST describe the role that grammar plays in language?

Question 8 8. When baby Terrell says 'wa-wa-wa' and points to a cup, his mother responds with 'you want water,' and reinforces his learning by giving him a drink of water. This is an example of the _____ perspective of language development.

Question 9 9. The main theorist of nativist theory is:

Question 10 10. All of the following statements are true about language development in children EXCEPT:

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Question 11 11. The component of language that involves the rules of structure and speech sounds is called _____.

Question 12 12. Leo is in the two-word period of linguistic development. He's able to say short phrases like 'play dog' and 'food mommy'. What likely age is Leo?

Question 13 13. The idea of the Language Acquisition Device, developed by Noam Chomsky, could be described as:

Question 14 14. Which of the following is an argument against Noam Chomsky's theory of universal language?

Question 15 15. All of the following strategies promote multicultural instruction in the classroom EXCEPT:

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Question 16 16. The component of language that involves two parts, syntax and morphology is known as _____ development.

Question 17 17. Josh is talking with his teacher; each time the teacher is talking, Josh waits for him to stop before he starts talking again. Which component of language is represented in this example?

Question 18 18. How are expressive language and receptive language different?

Question 19 19. Which of the following statements is NOT a nativist perspective on language development?

Question 20 20. Which of the following BEST explains why the alarm calls made by vervet monkeys should not be considered language?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following statements about pre-linguistic speech is FALSE?

Question 22 22. _____ takes into consideration the student's level of English language proficiency.

Question 23 23. An English-speaking student attends a class in which instruction is 100% in French. This approach to second-language learning is referred to as _____.

Question 24 24.

Brandon is a toddler whose vocabulary consists of labels, such as 'doggie' for all four-legged animals and 'ball' for anything round. His neighbor Cara, who is a few months older, says 'thank you' when given something, and 'good doggie' when she sees the family pet respond to a command.


Brandon exhibits the _____ language style, while Cara is developing _____ language.

Question 25 25. Which statement correctly compares the function of Broca's area and Wernicke's area?

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Question 26 26. How do children learn syntax?

Question 27 27. A seven month old baby repeatedly babbles 'bababa' and 'dadada'. This is an example of

Question 28 28. Which of the following factors support the nativist theory of language development?

Question 29 29. Every time young Haley says the word 'teddy,' she is given her favorite stuffed bear, which reinforces her understanding and continued use of the word for getting the toy. According to behaviorist theory, this is an example of:

Question 30 30. An example of a morpheme is

Language Development & Acquisition Chapter Exam Instructions

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