Language Development Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The main theorist of nativist theory is:

Question 2 2. 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 3 3. How do children learn syntax?

Question 4 4.

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

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Question 6 6. Which of the following statements describes children's language development in Asian cultures?

Question 7 7. How are expressive language and receptive language different?

Question 8 8. The idea of the Language Acquisition Device, developed by Noam Chomsky, could be described as:

Question 9 9. All of the following are characteristics of pre-linguistic language development, EXCEPT:

Question 10 10. Which of the following factors support the nativist theory of language development?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following statements about pre-linguistic speech is FALSE?

Question 12 12. Which of the following statements is a critique of the nativist theory of language development?

Question 13 13. 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 14 14. All of the following statements are true about language development in children EXCEPT:

Question 15 15. 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?

Language Development Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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