Language Development & Skills Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which theory places the most emphasis on social interaction in the development of language?

Question 2 2. The component of language that involves two parts, syntax and morphology is known as _____ development.

Question 3 3. The component of language that involves the rules of structure and speech sounds is called _____.

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. Who proposed that children are born with a language acquisition device?

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Question 6 6. What is the Yorkshire dialect influenced by?

Question 7 7. What influenced the development of the Pacific Northwest dialect in America?

Question 8 8. What is the name of the standard accent that pairs with standard English in the United Kingdom?

Question 9 9. In the United States, people with this regional dialect of American English often call doughnuts 'fatcakes':

Question 10 10. How many regional dialects exist in the United States?

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Question 11 11. Oral language teaches young children culture. How does this impact reading?

Question 12 12. What do children gain through oral language?

Question 13 13. Which of these is NOT a primary impact of oral language skills on reading development?

Question 14 14. Which of these is not one of the 6 components of oral language?

Question 15 15. What external factor do educators need to be aware of that may influence exposure to language and oral language development?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following statements describes children's language development in Asian cultures?

Question 17 17. 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 18 18. All of the following statements are true about language development in children EXCEPT:

Question 19 19. 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 20 20.

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.

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Question 21 21. 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 22 22. Which of the following statements about pre-linguistic speech is FALSE?

Question 23 23. How do children learn syntax?

Question 24 24. All of the following are characteristics of pre-linguistic language development, EXCEPT:

Question 25 25. How are expressive language and receptive language different?

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Question 26 26. _____ is an assessment where the teacher reads a story and the students summarize or tell the story again.

Question 27 27. Asking a student ''What did you do this summer?'' would be an example of which type of assessment?

Question 28 28. Which component of oral language deals with understanding the social rules of communication?

Question 29 29. Which assessment uses two or more students with set roles and tasks to complete?

Question 30 30. Which component of oral language involves understanding the word parts and forms?

Language Development & Skills Chapter Exam Instructions

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