First language acquisition

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First Language acquisition

1) Describe the major stages of development in child language acquisition, giving examplesfrom at least two for the following areas: sound, syntax, vocabulary and semantics.

2) What is Chomsky's view of first language acquisition? Explain clearly Give three pieces of evidence that have prompted Chomsky to argue against the behaviorist view of language acquisition.

3) What is behaviorist view of language acquisition? Explain clearly

4) Consider the statement: Production always lags behind perception/comprehension. Explain clearly

The early story of English

1) Discuss the major events (events that had significant effects on English language) that took place in the history of English language during Early Modern English Period.

2) Discuss the major events (events that had significant effects on English language) that took place in the history of English language during Middle English Period.

3) Discuss the major events (events that had significant effects on English language) that took place in the history of English language during Old English Period.

4) Discuss the major characteristics (morphology, syntax, phonology and vocabulary) of Old English.

5) Discuss the major characteristics (morphology, syntax, phonology and vocabulary) of Middle English.

6) Explain, using clear examples from the data set, the methodology used in historical
(comparative) reconstruction, and how it leads to the construction of "proto-Indo-

European." (use the data given)

English goes global

1) Why do language varieties become different or similar? Explain the various factors clearly.
2) Discuss the phonological, grammatical features of African-American English.
3) Discuss language stereotypes and language discrimination regarding African American English in a paragraph.
4) What do we mean when we say that English is a global language?
5) What do we mean by the phrase "Standard English"

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