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we learn about language development during the first two years.

  • According to the nativist perspective, infants are born with special language systems which enable them to easily acquire language, through a language acquisition device (LAD).  Studies of the Wild Boy of Aveyron support the idea that we must learn language during a critical period of our development.  Learning theorists, however, believe that children learn language from the stimuli they are exposed to in their environment.
  • Conduct  research on these 2 perspectives.  After reflecting on  research and your own observations, p, discuss your thoughts.  Which theory do you find more credible?  Explain your opinion using examples and findings from your research. (WRITE FROM PERSPECTIVE OF 20 YEAR OLD MALE)
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