Principles and Theories of Language Acquisition and Learning 5 Course Description
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Principles and Theories of Language Acquisition and Learning 5 Course Description

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What did Rice, Bruehler, and Specker(2004) observe about the ability of young infants?

They can handle complicated syntactical sentences at the prelinguistic stage

What is the main focus of the course 'Principles and Theories of Language Acquisition and Learning'?

To examine principles, factors, and contexts of language acquisition and learning

What is one of the learning objectives of the course during Week 1 - 3?

To identify various theories in first and second language acquisition

What is the significance of distinguishing language acquisition from language/learning?

<p>It enables us to understand the different approaches and functions of language acquisitions and learning</p> Signup and view all the answers

What do very young infants demonstrate, according to Rice, Bruehler, and Specker(2004)?

<p>Ability to handle complicated syntactical sentences but not distinguish syntactical shades of difference</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a primary focus area of the course 'Principles and Theories of Language Acquisition and Learning'?

<p>Examining principles, factors, and contexts of language acquisition and learning</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the course 'Principles and Theories of Language Acquisition and Learning' aim to examine?

<p>The principles, factors, and contexts of language acquisition and learning based on theories and research findings</p> Signup and view all the answers

According to Rice, Bruehler, and Specker(2004), what ability have experiments identified in very young infants?

<p>Ability to distinguish syntactical differences</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is one of the learning objectives of the course during Week 1 - 3?

<p>To understand the nature of learning</p> Signup and view all the answers

What do children of three demonstrate according to Rice, Bruehler, and Specker(2004)?

<p>Ability to handle complicated syntactical sentences</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary focus area of the course 'Principles and Theories of Language Acquisition and Learning'?

<p>Principles and factors influencing language acquisition and learning based on theories and research findings</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the significance of distinguishing language acquisition from language/learning?

<p>It helps in understanding the stages of second language acquisition</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main purpose of language according to Bowen (1998)?

<p>Language is called the symbolization of thought.</p> Signup and view all the answers

According to Richards et al. (1992), how is language defined?

<p>Language is a learned code or system of rules.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main difference between language learning and language acquisition, as per Rice, Bruehler & Specker (2004)?

<p>Language learning focuses on communication, while language acquisition focuses on syntax and grammar.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the nature of learning, as described by Dumont et al. (2010)?

<p>Learning involves the social nature of learning.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the usual outcome of language acquisition, as believed by Ebert & Hawk (2003)?

<p>Fluency</p> Signup and view all the answers

According to Baker (2000), what is language primarily about?

<p>Communication and identity</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are the two main divisions of language, according to Bowen (1998)?

<p>Receptive language and expressive language</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does Bowen (1998) consider language to be?

<p>A learned code or system of rules</p> Signup and view all the answers

How does Dumont et al. (2010) describe learners?

<p>As individuals at the center of learning</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does Ebert & Hawk (2003) consider as the focus in language acquisition?

<p>Communication or reception of a message</p> Signup and view all the answers

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