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Language Development Overview - Chapter Summary
Follow along with our expert instructors to gain a high-level overview of language development. Broken into short video lessons, this chapter outlines the different language development stages, as well as concepts like bilingualism, symbolic language and linguistics. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Define linguistics and trace the development of language in children
- Recognize each stage of language development
- Differentiate between pre-linguistic and symbolic language
- Explain how language development can be affected by environment and culture
- Discuss the nativist perspective
- Describe the characteristics and development of bilingualism
When you're finished with a lesson, you'll have the opportunity to take a short quiz that goes over important language terms and concepts. A chapter exam is included, as well as printable lesson transcripts. You can watch the video lessons on any Internet-connected device, and the chapter's online format makes it easy to study anytime and anywhere.
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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Bilingualism: Characteristics & Development
Bilingualism is the norm, not the exception in the world. This lesson will talk about the characteristics of bilingualism and describe factors that influence the development of bilingualism.
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