Language Development Organizer
*Nativist and environmental theory are polar opposites from each other although they both support infant-directed speech.
*Environmental and constructivist theory both believe that language is developed through social interactions and communication.
*Nativist and constructivist theory both believe that children are born with a series of rules for creating and understanding language.
Language is developed through an innate ability to learn language. Only biological factors.
Language is developed through an intellectual process and is interdependent on cognitive development. Use of biological and environmental factors.
Language is developed through association, imitation and reinforcement. Only Environmental factors.