Approaches to Studying Human Language Development


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What does it mean to be interested in language development?

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1. Which of the following phenomena can be used to support continuity theory?

2. What would a person who believes in discontinuity theory be most likely to say?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

It only takes a few minutes to answer the questions on this short quiz/worksheet combo to see if you fully understand the different approaches to studying human language development. Here you'll answer questions about phenomena to support continuity theory and the key aspect of cultural theories of language.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Our engaging quiz is made up of questions on:

  • What an interest in language development means
  • Supporting continuity theory
  • A statement that aligns with discontinuity theory
  • The theory someone would believe in if they point to cross-language grammar universalities
  • A major part of cultural theories of language

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what it means to be interested in language development
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on different approaches to studying human language development, like what phenomena helps to support continuity theory
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what someone who believes in discontinuity theory would be likely to say

Additional Learning

Our lesson called Approaches to Studying Human Language Development is a helpful way to study these concepts further at your own pace. After completing this lesson, you should be ready to:

  • Detail what critics of continuity theory have to say about it
  • Explain how discontinuity theory explains the language faculties of the brain
  • Outline the criticisms of discontinuity theory