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CASD 2231 Speech & Language Development: Theories of language

Open Educational Resource (OER) created for Professor Epstein's CASD 2231 course.

Theories of language

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  • Reasons for adopting theories of language.
  • Contributions and limitations of Behavioral theory, Nativist, theory, Psycholinguistic theories, Sociolinguistic theories, and Interactionist theories.
  • Child language research - methods of data collection and analysis.