What Is Language Acquisition? - Theories & Stages


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Language acquisition

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1. Which of the following is NOT an example of language acquisition from a behaviorist perspective?

2. Noam Chomsky argues that babies acquire language

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many theories on how humans acquire language. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of language acquisition. You'll be tested on areas that include theories and stages of language acquisition and why humans acquire language.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following aspects of language acquisition:

  • Psychological theories
  • Stages of language acquisition
  • Critical period of language acquisition

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as language acquisition
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding stages of language acquisition
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about theories of language acquisition

Additional Learning

Review the lesson called What is Language Acquisition? - Theories, Stages & Quiz to gain more insight into this topic. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • Types of conditioning
  • Chomsky's linguistic theory
  • Stages of language acquisition
  • Critical period of language acquisition