Language development

United States, 1991

Film
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Episode of Series “Human development: the first 2 1/2 years”.
This episode looks at how young infants acquire language. Chomsky’s theories about innate language competencies are examined as are the theories of operative conditioning and modelling where environment rather than herditary factors are seen to be more influential in the process of language acquisition. Babies use talking movements from birth and the program illustrates the processes whereby “babbling” becomes articulate speech.

Credits

director

Cindy Bright

production company

Concept Media

Language

English

Duration

00:25:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

39180

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Children - Language

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Language acquisition

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Children - Language

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Infants - Development

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Nature and nurture

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Children - Language

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Infants - Development

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Nature and nurture

People → Chomsky, Noam, 1928-

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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