How Children Acquire Pragmatic Knowledge about Language

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What is language?

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1. What do most children begin to say first?

2. How many words per day on average do children learn once they begin using single words?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz/worksheet combo, multiple-choice questions gauge your comprehension of how children acquire pragmatic knowledge about language. Before you move on to other subjects, answer these questions about what most children begin to say first and the phase of language development that comes after speaking single words.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

It's easy to take this quiz and see how well you know:

  • The definition of language
  • What most children begin to say first
  • The average number of words children learn per day once they begin using single words
  • The next phase of language development after speaking single words
  • How children learn grammar rules

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the definition of language and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on how many words children learn per day, on average, once they start using single words
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how children learn grammar rules

Additional Learning

If you'd like to study this subject further, we'd recommend you check out our professionally written lesson called How Children Acquire Pragmatic Knowledge about Language. After completing this lesson, you should be ready to:

  • Identify the types of words many children use when they're first learning language
  • Explain a common past tense error young children may use
  • Detail generalization in language development
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