Learning journal 3 (First Language acquisition (歷史： Series Method of…
Learning journal 3
First Language acquisition
Series Method of foreign language teaching
20th後半：generative and cognitive models of language
18 mon: telegraphic
1.comprehend more sophisticated language
2.production repertoireis mushrooming, even to forming questions and negatives
3歲: comprehend quantity of linguistic input
Skinner: Verbal behavior
hard-pressed to explain the fact that every sentence you speak or write
there was too much "mentalism"
little relationship between meaning and utterance
Explaining first language acquisition
analysing children's speech
repetive manipulation of form
The choice of what to imitate practice seemed determine by something inside the child rather than by the environment.
Imitation and practice alone cannot explain some of the forms created by children.
Children appear to pick out patterns and generalize them to new contexts.
children who do little overt imitation acquire language as fully and rapidly as those who imitate a lot.