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Praxis English: Language Acquisition & Development Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The idea of the Language Acquisition Device, developed by Noam Chomsky, could be described as:

Question 2 2. Which of the following statements about pre-linguistic speech is FALSE?

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

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

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is an argument against Noam Chomsky's theory of universal language?

Question 7 7. Which of the following statements is a critique of the nativist theory of language development?

Question 8 8. Which theory places the most emphasis on social interaction in the development of language?

Question 9 9. 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 10 10. An English-speaking student attends a class in which instruction is 100% in French. This approach to second-language learning is referred to as _____.

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Question 11 11. Which of the following statements describes children's language development in Asian cultures?

Question 12 12. All of the following statements are true about language development in children EXCEPT:

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

Question 14 14. Which statement correctly compares the function of Broca's area and Wernicke's area?

Question 15 15. 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.

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Question 16 16. In the _____ approach to language acquisition, up to 5% of class time is spent using the second language.

Question 17 17. An example of a morpheme is

Question 18 18.

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 19 19. The main theorist of nativist theory is:

Question 20 20. All of the following strategies promote multicultural instruction in the classroom EXCEPT:

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Question 21 21. Which of the following statements is NOT a nativist perspective on language development?

Question 22 22. How do children learn syntax?

Question 23 23. Who proposed that children are born with a language acquisition device?

Question 24 24. 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 25 25. A seven month old baby repeatedly babbles 'bababa' and 'dadada'. This is an example of

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Question 26 26. How are expressive language and receptive language different?

Question 27 27. Which of the following BEST explains why the alarm calls made by vervet monkeys should not be considered language?

Question 28 28. How could you BEST describe the role that grammar plays in language?

Question 29 29. Vowels and consonants are examples of

Question 30 30. Bilingual education programs promote _____.

Praxis English: Language Acquisition & Development Chapter Exam Instructions

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