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Oral Language Development in Children Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is an argument against Noam Chomsky's theory of universal language?

Question 2 2. Vowels and consonants are examples of

Question 3 3. Which of the following statements is a critique of the nativist theory of language development?

Question 4 4. Toddler Andrea recently began saying the word 'play' very excitedly. Her parents understand she is saying she wants to play now. This is an example of which type of speech?

Question 5 5. Which of the following statements is NOT correct?

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

Question 7 7. Which of the following BEST explains why the alarm calls made by vervet monkeys should not be considered language?

Question 8 8. Which statement correctly compares the function of Broca's area and Wernicke's area?

Question 9 9. Which of the following statements about child-directed speech is FALSE?

Question 10 10. How could you BEST describe the role that grammar plays in language?

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Question 11 11.

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 12 12. How many phonemes are there in the English language?

Question 13 13. Between 1 and 2 years old what skills do most children gain?

Question 14 14. Which of the following statements about pre-linguistic speech is FALSE?

Question 15 15. What is phonology?

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Question 16 16. The holophrastic stage refers to the time when

Question 17 17. Which of the following is an example of a phonological process disorder?

Question 18 18. Eighteen-month-old Wally witnesses his older brother place a school permission slip in a kitchen drawer and assumes others know where it has been placed. Later, when Wally sees his father looking for the permission slip, Wally says, 'I like ice cream, that not there.' Which type of speech does this describe?

Question 19 19. All of the following strategies promote multicultural instruction in the classroom EXCEPT:

Question 20 20. 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?

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Question 21 21. 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 22 22. A child should be able to recognize a parent's voice by what age?

Question 23 23. Saying 'geen ake' for 'green snake' is an example of:

Question 24 24. Which of the following statements is NOT a nativist perspective on language development?

Question 25 25. How do children learn syntax?

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Question 26 26. _____ takes into consideration the student's level of English language proficiency.

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT an example of an expressive speech delay?

Question 28 28. Two-year-old Caroline wakes up from her nap and repeatedly says, 'go park', which her mother interprets as a desire to play at the park. This an example of which type of speech?

Question 29 29. A child typically has a vocabulary of at least 450 words by what age?

Question 30 30. Which of the following factors support the nativist theory of language development?

Oral Language Development in Children Chapter Exam Instructions

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