Language Acquisition and
Symbol Weaving-Conflicting or Complementing Views?
1) O ne of your friends is
expecting her first child. She is part of
asmall group of first time parents who are eager
to learn all they can about child developmen. Knowing that you are currently
enrolled in a child development course, your friends asks you to provide the
group withinformationabout language development. Considering
all that you read this week about children and
1) Which theory or
combination of theories would you use for your presentation, and why?
2). Which position or
combination of positions about the goals of language learning and use would you
incorporate, and why? Be sure to support your
response with specific references to and/ or examples from the readings.