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Ch 2: Language Processing & Development

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This chapter delves into language processing and development in children. You'll learn about the factors that influence a child's linguistic growth while defining related terms and exploring the different forms of language skills.

Language Processing & Development - Chapter Summary

This chapter looks at elements of language development in children as well as skills related to language acquisition. The lessons break down important terms to know as well as the forms of language skills and what can affect their development. Topics covered include language acquisition, linguistics, orthographic processing, and all of the following:

  • How oral language influences reading development
  • The importance of native language in second language learning
  • Environmental and cultural impacts on language development
  • Metacognitive skills used when learning a new language

The practice quizzes attached to each lesson can help you stay on top of your understanding as you go along. These quizzes point you right back to the relevant part of the lesson whenever you answer incorrectly, and they're also printable in worksheet form for offline use. At the end of the chapter you'll find a practice final exam that you can use to evaluate yourself on a more overall level.

9 Lessons in Chapter 2: Language Processing & 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.

Language Acquisition: Definition, Theories & Stages

2. 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.

Linguistics: Language Development in Children

3. 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

4. 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.

The Impact of Oral Language on Reading Development

5. 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.

What is Orthographic Processing? - Definition & Explanation

6. What is Orthographic Processing? - Definition & Explanation

How does your brain remember information and recall it later? In this lesson, you'll look at the steps your brain takes as it processes information from short-term memory and stores it as long-term memory to use later for reading and writing.

The Role of Native Language in Second Language Acquisition

7. The Role of Native Language in Second Language Acquisition

In this lesson we explore the various schools of thought surrounding the use of native language in second-language education, ranging from using it often to not using it at all.

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.

Metacognitive Skills Used in Learning a Second Language

9. Metacognitive Skills Used in Learning a Second Language

Metacognitive skills are essential to the acquisition of a second language. In this lesson, we will explain how metacognition is used to enhance learning in the classroom.

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