Vygotsky's Theory Of The Cognitive Theories Of Language Acquisition

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Theories of Language Acquisition Language acquisition is defined as way in which humans learn to decipher oral language and speak in their . Over the years, many theorist have proposed ideas about the capacity of humans to acquire language. They have sought to answer the questions about how this uniquely human ability is possible. Is language development a learned skill? Is it innate? Is it dependent on social interactions? Four main theories of language acquisition emerged to answer these questions. The divergent theories of the Behaviorist, Nativist, Social Interactionist, and the Cognitive Theories highlight the complexity of language acquisition and the human desire to understand how works.
Theories of Language Acquisition:
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Nativist would argue in opposition to behaviorist that skill and drill practices undermine children’s ability to develop higher order thinking skills. Children have the capacity to generate novel utterances in oral language and by the same train of thought, if given the opportunity, children can develop many varied ideas about concepts and topics. Children are predisposed to wonder and think and figure things out. They only need to be given the opportunity to activate those critical thinking skills. Project based learning is one strategy used in classrooms that adhere to the Nativist View of …show more content…
Vygotsky developed the sociocultural model of learning. In this model, he asserted that development occurred in two stages. First children observed adults communicating, then begin to acquire the ability to communicate themselves. Secondly, he also believed that children learned best when they were interacting with others to solve problems. The ideas of both Vygotsky and Buner were foundational to the Constructivist Theory of

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