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SLA Basics

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    By what age do most babies only recognize (and babble in) the sounds of their speech community?

    6-8 months

    8-10 months

    10-12 months

  • 2. Multiple Choice
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    _______ is what happens when a child uses her analytic system to apply a rule which results in non-target-like language use.

    Grammar Translation

    Behaviorism

    Overgeneralization

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    According to Chomsky, why must humans have a "Language Acquisition Device"?

    Because ALL children learn their L1 completely at about the same speed.

    Because children know things about their language that nobody taught them.

    Because "motherese" is not a good, grammatical model.

    All of the above.

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