Early Childhood Language

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What is the evidence that early childhood is a sensitive time for learning language? Social interaction, myelination, brain maturation, and scaffolding are evidence that early childhood is a sensitive time for learning language. In addition, children in early childhood are considered “language sponges” because they absorb every bit of language they hear or read. How does fast-mapping aid the language explosion? Fast-mapping aids the language explosion by making fast vocabulary acquisition. Children hear a word once and promptly place it into a category in their psychological language grid instead of attempting to figure out the precise meaning of a word. How does overregularization signify a cognitive advance? Overregularization signifies…show more content…
Adults who attempt to learn a new language can understand the logic of the new language but can’t fully master jargons, diction, and exceptions to grammar rules. Researchers discovered that when adults mastered two languages in childhood, both languages were located in the same areas of the brain with no influence on the cortex. Bilingual adults keep the two languages unconnected, starting one and temporarily stopping the other when speaking to an individual who only speaks one…show more content…
Book reading will increase vocabulary as well as familiarity with print, which will in turn produce conversation and questions. Chapter 6 Questions (page 218) Describe the characteristics of the parenting style that seems to promote the happiest, most successful children. The parenting style that seems to promote the happiest, most successful children is the Authoritative parenting style. This style involves setting limits, but being flexible (not making few rules or creating unquestionable laws/rules), encouraging responsibility and paying attention to and being sympathetic towards the child (not using any discipline at all or using very strict punishment), and consider themselves as guides (not authorities or friends). What are the limitations of Baumrind’s description of parenting styles? Baumrind didn’t consider socioeconomic, cultural, or temperamental distinctions, didn’t focus on the parent’s actions, didn’t acknowledge that some authoritarian parents are also loving, and did not recognize that some permissive and lenient parents provide a great amount of verbal guidance to their children. What seems to be the worst parenting

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