Historical & Social Influences on Language Acquisition & Development


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What do we call the idea that all languages have the same basic grammatical structure?

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1. How is the theory of universal grammar applied to language acquisition?

2. Which of these is an example of a phoneme in English?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to see what you know about the different ways language is acquired. To pass you must be familiar with how different children acquire language and related theories.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assessments will test knowledge of:

  • English phonemes
  • Language skills of children with a diverse range of experiences
  • Application of the theory of universal grammar to language acquisition

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the name of the idea stating that all languages have the same basic grammatical structure
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on language acquisition
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question regarding why it may be easier for children from a culture with diglossia to learn additional languages

Additional Learning

Enhance your understanding of language acquisition by completing this lesson titled Historical & Social Influences on Language Acquisition & Development. Covered objectives include:

  • Define phonemes
  • Know what diglossia means
  • Understand the term language acquisition