Session B - 1st and 2nd Language Acquisition
What do the researchers suggest?
cognitive development is rapid (in toddlers)
without instruction = natural ability (in children)
stages similar regardless of ethnicity or economic level
believe in the nature of social environment
for example, "motherese" is a factor
different norms for different cultures. For example, to correct or not to correct? Also, is register important?
- linguistic patterns thru stimulus- response
Generative Grammar: there are a limited number of deep-structure patterns we acquire; Many sentences are ambiguous