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Child Language Acquisition

by: Hermina Hoppe

Child Language Acquisition LIN 450

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This 1 page Study Guide was uploaded by Hermina Hoppe on Saturday September 19, 2015. The Study Guide belongs to LIN 450 at Michigan State University taught by Staff in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 47 views. For similar materials see /class/207378/lin-450-michigan-state-university in Linguistics at Michigan State University.


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Date Created: 09/19/15
LIN 450 7 study questions part 3 What is the evidence that children even as young as seven months recognize recurring patterns in speech What is the MLU Is the MLU the same as the average number of words in a sentence Who are Adam Eve and Sarah in the context of language acquisition work What is meant by pivot words What is meant by the cut and paste strategy Children are said to be more cautious in the use of newly learned verbs than they are with nouns What does this mean What sorts of errors if any do children tend to make in word order in their own speech The youngest learners seem to use little rules rather than big rules for word order What is the evidence for this At what age to children seem to start using the big rule the way adults do What is the bottleneck hypothesis with respect to why children produce sentences with parts that are missing Why are subjects more likely to be left out than direct objects What is meant when speech is described as telegraphic Children seem to understand function words before they are producing them What is the evidence for this What is the typical developmental sequence for word endings and function words What are the factors that apparently enhance linguistic development How are these related to the order in which function words and grammatical endings are learned The plural is is typically learned earlier than the other is suffixes in English Why might this be Where does the negative not appear in the speech of adults in English How do children s first uses of negation differ from the adult pattern Adults in English don t negate sentences by putting no at the beginning Do children tend to do this Ie do sentences that begin with no in the speech of children typically have a negative truth value


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