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Quiz 11 :

Development of Language and Communication Skills

Quiz 11 :

Development of Language and Communication Skills

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Which of the following best summarizes Noam Chomsky's view of language acquisition?
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Lochlain uses the Gaelic word for truck when conversing in English with his English-speaking grandparents.What does this represent?
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Which type of language knowledge has been acquired when a child knows how to take turns in a conversation and adjusts his or her vocabulary to fit the listener's needs?
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Which theory of language development emphasizes the notions of sensitive periods and linguistic universals?
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How do bilingual children compare to socioeconomically equivalent monolingual children with respect to language proficiency and acquisition?
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In addition to several other pieces of evidence, Lenneberg and others have cited commonalities in structure of Creolized languages as evidence for which theory of language acquisition?
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When Petrov told his 3-year-old sister that "I hit the bat that flew into the attic with my baseball bat," his sister was very confused and wondered how the long wooden stick that her brother often carried could possibly fly.When Petrov's sister can recognize that the word bat can have two different meanings, what aspect of language knowledge will she have acquired?
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Stefan's parents are very articulate and provide an environment that is rich in verbal stimuli.Stefan's mother states that because of this environment, he began to use telegraphic speech when he was only 6 months old.Would a developmentalist accept the mother's statement as plausible?
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Which theory best accounts for the apparent ease of language acquisition in infancy and early childhood?
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Which theory of language development emphasizes the processes of imitation and reinforcement?
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The sentence "The speeding the raced city through streets car" would be difficult for an English speaker to understand because it violates a basic set of rules of the English language.What rules are violated?
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Which of the following is the most accurate description of the nativist approach with respect to language development?
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Which of the following best describes an overextension of word meaning?
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Which of the following are the most likely words to be omitted in telegraphic speech?
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Which of the following best summarizes the research findings of Nelson regarding the type of words that infants were first to use?
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When a child advances from utterances such as "No he going" to "He's not going," what aspect of language knowledge has he or she acquired?
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In one popular science-fiction movie, the Jedi master uses sentences such as, "When 900 years old you are, look so good you will not." When he speaks in this way, the Jedi master can convey meaning, but his sentences do not conform to which of the following rules of the English language?
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On average, how many new words do infants add to their vocabulary between the ages of 18 and 24 months?
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By the age of 2 to 2 1/2, how do most children use terms such as big and little?
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Sometimes children will correctly use irregular words such as feet or went for a time and then begin making errors such as foots or goed.What do these errors indicate?
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