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Ch 4: CEOE Reading Specialist: Language Acquisition

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Make studying for the CEOE Reading Specialist assessment fun by reviewing the engaging lessons in this chapter. Let expert instructors refresh your knowledge of language acquisition, then you can test that knowledge by taking short lesson quizzes.

CEOE Reading Specialist: Language Acquisition - Chapter Summary

Studying for the CEOE Reading Specialist assessment doesn't have to be a chore. With the lessons in this chapter, you can gain greater insight into language acquisition by watching the fun videos. Instructors explore linguistics, semantics and more to ensure you're prepared for questions on the following topics on exam day:

  • The meaning of linguistics and how language is developed in children
  • Oral language's effects on reading development
  • The stages of language development
  • How culture and environment affect language development
  • The definition for semantics
  • The nativist theory of language development

All of the materials you need to study related to language acquisition have been compiled, organized and packaged into videos you can explore without leaving the comfort of your home. Benefit from presentations from expert instructors who can deepen your understanding of the subject area. Also, enjoy short quizzes and a practice chapter exam you can use to test your readiness to take the assessment.

6 Lessons in Chapter 4: CEOE Reading Specialist: Language Acquisition
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Linguistics: Language Development in Children

1. Linguistics: Language Development in Children

How does a baby's babble turn into intelligible speech? Are there underlining innate traits that drive language development in children? Or is it the social interaction with others that encourages language development? This lesson will explore these questions and discuss how aspects of language change over time.

The Impact of Oral Language on Reading Development

2. The Impact of Oral Language on Reading Development

Oral language skills are fundamentally connected to the ability to learn reading. In this lesson, explore the direct links between oral language and reading development, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language

3. Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language

How does language expression emerge in children? Learn about the development of syntax in children through the pre-linguistic and linguistic stages of language development in this lesson.

The Effects of Environment and Culture on Language Development

4. The Effects of Environment and Culture on Language Development

Both environmental and cultural factors have an impact on early language development. This lesson will provide examples to consider and discuss possible reasons for this impact.

What Is Semantics? - Definition & Examples

5. What Is Semantics? - Definition & Examples

Semantics, or the study of relationships between words and how we construct meaning, sheds light on how we experience the world and how we understand others and ourselves. Explore this concept with a definition and examples, and then check out the quiz to challenge your newfound knowledge.

The Nativist Perspective and Language Development

6. The Nativist Perspective and Language Development

In this lesson, learn how we develop language according to the nativist perspective. Discover Noam Chomsky's idea of the language acquisition device (LAD) and its role in this process.

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