Critical Period: Hypothesis & Definition


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Which two variables does the critical period hypothesis directly link?

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1. Who was one of the earliest champions of the critical period in language development?

2. According to the critical period hypothesis, older people trying to learn a language have particular difficulty with which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet will prompt your understanding of topics like the variables linked by the critical period hypothesis, critical figures in language development, the statement of the critical period hypothesis, and factors of the critical period hypothesis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To say it precisely, you will be examined on:

  • Direct links of the critical period hypothesis
  • Early advocates of the critical period in regard to language development
  • Disadvantages of old age in accordance with the critical period hypothesis
  • The belief that we learn better as children
  • Components of the critical period hypothesis' accuracy

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the critical period hypothesis and interpret it correctly
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about learning patterns in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the way people learn

Additional Learning

By studying the associated lesson, Critical Period: Hypothesis & Definition, you will have the chance to learn more about the critical period of learning. Information provided by this lesson will include:

  • What the critical period hypothesis declares
  • The critical period hypothesis' origin
  • Examples of critical period learning
  • Age's affect on the learning process