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Flashcards in CLA: Nativism Deck (11):
1

Who are the two theorists that contribute to this theory the most?

Chomsky and Eric Lenneburg

2

What key concepts do you need to know for this theory?

LAD
Virtuous Error
Overgeneralisation
Universal grammar
and LASS

3

What is Argument (1) to support Nativism?

•Human language although different in phonology, share similarities.
• Children around the world, develop at similar rate in similar stages of development. (no evidence)

4

What is Argument (2) to support Nativism?

• Through virtuous errors, children attempting to apply rules that they learn but make errors.

5

What is Argument (3) to support Nativism?

• Overgeneralisation too, child produces language an adult has never said.

6

What is Argument (4) to support Nativism?

• Feral children where human input has been limited can still produce some aspects of language.

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What is Argument (5) to support Nativism?

• Resit correction

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What is Argument (6) to support Nativism?

• Produce correct language when surrounded by fault adult speech i.e with false starts, incomplete utterances.

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What is Argument (1) against Nativism?

• Does not place sufficient importance in the role of caregivers, to influence child language acquisition. E.g. Feral child with the example of Genie.

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What is Argument (2) against Nativism?

• They stop overgeneralising and learn to use language correctly such as irregular verbs.

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What is Argument (3) against Nativism?

• Need input to give them more skills other than grammar, e.g. pragmatics.