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ERIC Number: ED001889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 11
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ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCE ON LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT AND ENRICHMENT.
JOHN, VERA P.
THE STAGES OF LANGUAGE ACQUISITION ARE PRESENTED. THE FIRST STAGE OF LANGUAGE ACQUISITION OCCURS IN THE CHILD BEFORE THE AGE OF 2. CHILDREN LEARN FROM THOSE AROUND THEM. THE SECOND STAGE OCCURS WHEN THE CHILD STARTS TO ASK FOR THE NAMES OF OBJECTS. HE IS HELPED MOST BY THE PERSON WHO SHOWS HIM SEVERAL OBJECTS OF THE SAME NAME. THE CHILD THEN SEES THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE OBJECTS. THE THIRD STAGE OCCURS WHEN THE CHILD ENTERS SCHOOL. HERE HE FACES NEW SITUATIONS. THE RESULT IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF INNER SPEECH, THE BEGINNING PATTERNS OF VERBAL THOUGHT. SINCE INTRAPERSONAL SITUATIONS INFLUENCE THE CHILD'S LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT, IT IS STATED THAT THE MIDDLE-CLASS ENVIRONMENT STIMULATES LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT. HERE THERE IS A PREDOMINANCE OF VERBAL STIMULATION AND AN ABUNDANCE OF TASKS, CHALLENGES, AND GAMES THAT ARE MET BY VERBAL MEDIATION. ON THE OTHER HAND, THE LOWER-CLASS CHILD IS AT A DISADVANTAGE IN REGARD TO LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT BECAUSE OF THE EMPHASIS ON PASSIVITY AMONG CHILDREN RAISED IN LOWER-CLASS HOMES. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED TO THE ARDEN HOUSE CONFERENCE ON PRE-SCHOOL ENRICHMENT OF SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN (HARRIMAN, DECEMBER 1962).
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Identifiers: New York (New York)