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Praxis Early Childhood Education: Language Development Chapter Exam

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

Question 2 2. _____ takes into consideration the student's level of English language proficiency.

Question 3 3. Which of the following is an argument against Noam Chomsky's theory of universal language?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is an example of a phonological process disorder?

Question 5 5. Which statement correctly compares the function of Broca's area and Wernicke's area?

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Question 6 6. Which is another term for pragmatics?

Question 7 7. The idea of the Language Acquisition Device, developed by Noam Chomsky, could be described as:

Question 8 8. An example of a morpheme is

Question 9 9. What is the implication when someone asks you How are you?

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

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

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. 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 14 14. 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 15 15. Which of the following factors support the nativist theory of language development?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following statements is NOT a nativist perspective on language development?

Question 17 17. How do children learn syntax?

Question 18 18. Which theory places the most emphasis on social interaction in the development of language?

Question 19 19. The holophrastic stage refers to the time when

Question 20 20. What word means vague or unclear?

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Question 21 21. In the _____ approach to language acquisition, up to 5% of class time is spent using the second language.

Question 22 22. Which of the following would be considered an example of language according to principle of combinability?

Question 23 23. All of the following are characteristics of pre-linguistic language development, EXCEPT:

Question 24 24. All of the following strategies promote multicultural instruction in the classroom EXCEPT:

Question 25 25. 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:

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Question 26 26. The component of language that involves the rules of structure and speech sounds is called _____.

Question 27 27. Saying 'geen ake' for 'green snake' is an example of:

Question 28 28. 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 29 29. Language development is the process in which a child learns to _____.

Question 30 30. Articulation deficits include all of the following EXCEPT:

Praxis Early Childhood Education: Language Development Chapter Exam Instructions

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