Wednesday, 18 July 2012
Very interesting series of short videos on Language Acquisition
Watch some of these videos exploring language acquisition. Robert Winstone in the BBC series The Human Body explores how children gain the ability to speak. Other videos support Chomsky's views on universal language showing similarities between spoken english and japanese. Finally, somebody has posted the sad story of Genie, the feral child who grew up in the woods and who did have any contact with humans. This allowed for studies to test the theories of behavourist and nativist ideas of language acquisition.