CLA Theorists & Theories

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1. What is Lennenberg's Critical Period Theory

  • The time when parents talk to a child before it is born, allowing language to be understood sooner
  • The time it takes a child to learn concrete nouns
  • The period that allows language to be learned fully
  • The amount of time between each stage of CLA
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2. Which experiment were Berko & Brown known for

  • The fiz-fish experiment
  • The forbidden experiment
  • The zone of proximal development
  • The preverbal stage

3. Who developed the Cognitive Development Theory

  • Piaget
  • Vygotsky
  • Lennenberg
  • Berko & Brown

4. What is the zone of proximal development

  • The amount of time between each stage of CLA
  • The difference between the language that children can understand, and what they can produce
  • The period that allows language to be learned fully
  • The stage of CLA that allows children to learn multiple tenses

5. Which example demonstrates Stage 3 Negation according to Ursula Bellugi's Negation Theory

  • 'me no want'
  • 'no me want to'
  • 'me don't want to'
  • 'me want no'

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