Noam Chomsky's Theories on Language


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Noam Chomsky was a ____ by trade.

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1. Prior to Chomsky it was widely agreed that language was acquired via

2. Chomsky believed that rules for language acquisition are _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Noam Chomsky was an important figure, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge of him. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of Chomsky's theories, especially in regards to language acquisition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Chomsky's trade
  • Rules for language acquisition
  • Rate of language acquisition between children and adults
  • Theory of universal grammar

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related language lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify main phrases, such as the theory of universal grammar
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Noam Chomsky
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about language acquisition

Additional Learning

To learn more about language, review the accompanying lesson titled Noam Chomsky's Theories on Language. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the theories of Noam Chomsky
  • Describe how language is acquired from childhood to adulthood
  • Understand Chomsky's influence on linguistics