ERIC Number: ED189862
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Language Development in the Pre-School Child.
This brief overview of child language acquisition begins with a discussion of the affective and cognitive dimensions of the transition period from babbling to speech. Three theories of language acquisition--reinforcement theory, social learning theory, and "innate mechanism" theory--are reviewed. Several theories of the function of language, notably those of Piaget and Mead, are outlined. (JB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Ministry of Culture and Recreation, Toronto.
Note: Not available in paper copy because of poor reproducibility of original document.