Learning Goal: I’m working on a psychology writing question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Some experts emphasize the importance of adult reinforcement of early speech, some suggest that language learning is innate, biologically wired, and others believe it to be a byproduct of social impulses. Reflect on the video, “Out of the Mouths of Babes.”
- Which language development theory does this video emphasize? How can you tell?
- To support your answer, provide an example of one of the experiments conducted.
- Explain how this fits into the learning theory process you identified.
- What is your position on language acquisition? Based on your position, would you advocate that parents read to their children even before they start to talk?
Explain your rationale.