Ch 3: FTCE Middle Grades English: Language Development

About This Chapter

Improve your ability to succeed on the FTCE Middle Grades English assessment by refreshing your knowledge of language development. You can use the lessons and short quizzes in this chapter to help you study for the exam.

FTCE Middle Grades English: Language Development - Chapter Summary

Don't let the process of preparing for the FTCE Middle Grades English assessment feel like a chore. You can take advantage of fun video lessons in this chapter which provides you with a comprehensive overview of language development. After watching each lesson, you will have the knowledge to:

  • Define language, and share the nativist perspective as it relates to language development
  • Discuss language acquisition and the stages of language development
  • Explain linguistics as it relates to language development in children
  • Share the development and types of language skills in children
  • Identify and describe characteristics of speech sound errors
  • Describe the effects of environment and culture on language development

In this chapter, you can review lessons in any sequence that suits your studies. Access lessons as entertaining videos or full transcripts that feature helpful vocabulary words. If your preference is to watch video lessons, but you don't feel you need to watch them in full, skip to key topics by using timelines with clickable video tags. At any time, you can test your knowledge of the lessons by taking their short quizzes. A chapter exam is also available to reinforce concepts explored in the lessons.

8 Lessons in Chapter 3: FTCE Middle Grades English: Language Development
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What Is Language?

1. What Is Language?

Have you ever wondered how human language is constructed to form meaning? Why is language more complex than animal calls? In this lesson, we'll take a look at the basic units language and learn how meaning is formed.

The Nativist Perspective and Language Development

2. 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.

Language Acquisition: Definition, Theories & Stages

3. Language Acquisition: Definition, Theories & Stages

Have you ever wondered how humans are able to learn, process, comprehend and speak a language? In this lesson on language acquisition, we'll take a look at some distinctions between languages and learn how babies come to understand and speak a language.

Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language

4. 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.

Linguistics: Language Development in Children

5. 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.

Language Skills in Children: Development, Definition & Types

6. Language Skills in Children: Development, Definition & Types

The development of language skills in young children is a multi-step process that is both fascinating and complex. Learn how language skills are formed, important milestones for language development and test your knowledge with quiz questions.

Characteristics of Speech Sound Errors: Speech & Communication Disorders

7. Characteristics of Speech Sound Errors: Speech & Communication Disorders

In this lesson, we explore speech sound disorders, which include articulation deficits, phonological process disorder and fluency disorder. Also learn the characteristics of each of these disorders.

The Effects of Environment and Culture on Language Development

8. 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.

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