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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a language development unit of a standard human growth and development course. Topics covered include:
- Stages of language development
- The effects of environment and culture on language development
- The nativist perspective on language development
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Benjamin Whorf: Biography & Contributions to Psychology
Benjamin Lee Whorf (1897-1941) was an American linguist who developed the principle of linguistic relativity, which held that thought is influenced by the structure of language. Today, Whorf's work remains influential in the fields of linguistics, psychology, and anthropology.
5. Morphemes: Examples, Definition & Types
The smallest recognized unit of meaning, morphemes function as the foundation of language. Explore this foundation through a full definition, discussion of types, and examples. Then, test your knowledge with a quiz.
6. Non-Verbal Communication: Examples, Types & Definition
In this lesson, you will learn where non-verbal communication comes from and why people display non-verbals cues. You will also see several examples of non-verbal communication that you will be able to spot in others.
7. Speech Recognition: History & Fundamentals
In this lesson, you will learn about speech recognition and the history of progression throughout the years. You will also learn about the fundamentals of speech recognition. Following the lesson will be a brief quiz.
8. Stages of Oral Language Development
In this lesson, we will learn about the stages of oral language development in which children grow from infants who are unable to communicate to school-aged children who have become fluent in language.
9. Conduction Aphasia: Definition & Treatment
This lesson goes over conduction aphasia, a language disorder caused by illness or injury to the brain. Read about causes and treatments for this condition and then test your understanding with a quiz.
10. American Sign Language Alphabet
Are you interested in learning American Sign Language? One of the first steps is learning the American Sign Language alphabet. This lesson discusses the ASL manual alphabet, provides tips to help you sign, and describes the situations in which the alphabet should be used.
11. Excessive Talking in Children
This lesson discusses the subject of excessive talking on children, reasons for this type of behavior, and how it can be treated. Whether the issue is developmental or problematic in some other way (such as through ADHD or a genetic disorder) is discussed along with treatment options.
12. How Do Children Learn to Talk?
This lesson discusses how children learn to talk from the time that they are born until they begin using full sentences. The child begins communicating by crying, then starts babbling, saying single words and then they learn to string words together.
13. When Do Children Start Talking?
This lesson looks at when children start talking with relation to what the progression of speech is for a child, what milestones they have to reach, when the average child begins to speak and what problems can occur to delay the speech of a child.
14. Child Language Development Milestones
A baby's first few years are paramount in the establishment of speech and language. Every parent wants to be sure their child is developing on point. In this lesson, you will learn the major child language development milestones that children should hit in the first six years of their lives.
15. Stephen Krashen: Theories, Biography & Quotes
Stephen Krashen is a linguistics professor at the University of Southern California. He is known for his theory of second language acquisition. This theory draws upon psychology, linguistics and educational theory.
16. How Children Acquire Pragmatic Knowledge
In this lesson, we will examine how children learn pragmatic knowledge. First, we will define pragmatics and then we will break down the stages of development.
17. How Children With Dialectal Differences Develop & Use English
In this lesson, you'll learn about the different dialects of American English and how children of differing backgrounds develop and use English according to the rules of their dialects.
18. How Children's Books Facilitate Reading Development
When learning to read, it's important for children to, well, read. Sounds simple, right? Not so fast. The right book can make all the difference between a positive and frustrating experience. This lesson outlines how books help children learn to read and offers a guide to finding that perfect text.
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Other chapters within the Human Growth and Development: Help and Review course
- Human Growth & Development Theoretical Approaches: Help & Review
- Human Growth & Development Research Methods: Help & Review
- Genetic Influences on Development: Help and Review
- Biological Development: Help and Review
- Sensory and Perceptual Development: Help and Review
- Cognition and Cognitive Development: Help and Review
- Creativity and Intelligence Development: Help and Review
- Social Development: Help and Review
- Social Relationship Development: Help and Review
- Atypical Development: Help and Review