The Effects of Environment and Culture on Language Development Video


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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.

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

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Environment and culture can have an impact on how a child learns language, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the ways it can be affected. You will be assessed on different theories of language development.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • Language development
  • How environment and culture affect language development
  • Different theories of language development
  • A key theorist in language development

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 define main phrases, such as interactionist perspective
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast types of language styles
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions related to the study of language development

Additional Learning

Check out the lesson called The Effects of Environment and Culture on Language Development to find out more about this topic. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how environment and culture can impact language development
  • Know the role of operant conditioning in language development
  • Differentiate theories of language development