Linguistic And Cognitive Textual Analysis

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While behavioral and linguistic models of psycholinguistics are polar opposites, the interactionist theory creates a bridge between the two. It accepts the most logical points from both behavioral and linguistic approaches. Interactionists argue that not only are behavioral and linguistic models both accurate, but work in tandem and modify each other. Not only does how our brain is wired to recognize language affect how we learn language, but what we learn affects how our brain is wired. The three basic types of interactive approaches are cognitive, social, and usage-based gestural. Cognitive theory is based on the idea that language is not learned separately in development, but rather comes to a child as a part of a package. Social …show more content…
LAD is known to be the natural language component and the idea that children are born with prior knowledge to language. Chomsky said children have information about grammar and transformation due to the fact that LAD operates on raw linguistic data. This linguistic data must be universal to all languages since children learn the language that is being spoken in their home.
As children become exposed to their language linguistic “parameters” become imbedded. Linguistics look for what different children, cultures, and language have in common in order to find the permanent organization that is universal to language. This linguistic approach does recognize that in order for any of this to happen children do need to be exposed to language in their environment or it will not occur.
Newborn babies start detecting sound immediately; as they mature they begin to produce those sounds. Many call the process in which children go from one word at a time to multiword sentences to then realizing everything in the environment has a name, hypothesis testing. It is believed that when this is occurring children are testing their own evolving
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After Weller (1982; Weller & Culi-cover, 1980) showed that an early grammar was “unlearnable”, Chomsky (1982) replaced it with a revised system, reasoning that the tested grammar was not descriptively accurate. Chomsky feels that grammar is not a learned concept, but feels that language is hereditary. Researchers found that children are able to arrange words or phrases correctly when they are exposed to computer learning. When someone, other than a child’s parent, is teaching them correct language, the child can easily pick up grammar correctly. Sometimes children do not like to listen to their elders, but are able to listen to another form of authority. Parents rarely let their children know if their grammar is used correctly or not. Parents let children know they need to improve. When parents make it easier for children to learn language, it helps them to learn quickly. Studies show that when children are exposed to television, they usually pick up inappropriate language. If children are not learning their language from their parents, but from others, children show a negative improvement to language. Chomsky stresses that language is evolved and continues to

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