Language/Communication

posted by .

Which of these statement is true?

1. Language is learned only when it
is taught.

2. Language cannot be taught.

3. Maturation alone accounts for
the development of language.

4. Most children are born with a
potential for language.

Wouldn't statement 1 be True?



1 is nonsense. I have a grandchild, age 2, that has learned to sign (she has not uttered a word yet) for words. No one taught her to sign, and in fact, it took us some time to learn her language. She has an normal vocabulary, but in signs. That leads me to ponder number four.


Most? Why not all born with a potential for language? Why most? That makes no sense

If a child is born deaf, his/her potential for language development decreases; if he/she is blind AND deaf, it decreases even more; and don't forget to consider those with mental or developmental issues (such as severe cases of autism).

Statements that say "all" or "none" will undoubtedly be false, even by the tiniest of percentages!

=)

So, You are both saying 4 is true?

Yes. Most kids have a great potential for language. AT age four, it is astounding the rate they learn.

I would have to agree in saying that statement 4 was true. Academically, for a class, this is where theories come into play, where someone says 1 is not true, and someone says that 1 is true. If you are just looking for personal opinions, my vote is number 4.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Language Arts/ Reading

    Which is true of reading methods? 1. Quality literature aids success for all reading materials. 2. Whole language has been proven to be the most comprehensive reading method. 3. Experiences focused on written language are the most
  2. English

    If you've been assigned to invite a group of mechanical engineering professors to tour your facility. what type of language should you use in the invitation?
  3. Communication Language Studies

    Most modern style manuals endorse the elimination of sexist language. Would the reduction of sexist language influence the thoughts or attitudes of individuals who comply with these standards?
  4. early childhood

    The use of _______ characterizes the teacher's method of initiating and directing children's verbal responses in a format that can confuse children from non-mainstream cultures. A language modeling B. evencasts c. school language d. …
  5. english..... please help me again.

    please help me on my exam. to make good answer enough.please correct my english and answer if it is relevant to the question. thanks alot. please help me if you can give or add more on my answers. question 2.“Spoken language was …
  6. english..pls. ms. sue help me

    please help me on my exam. to make good answer enough.please correct my english and answer if it is relevant to the question. thanks alot. please help me if you can give or add more on my answers. question 2.“Spoken language was …
  7. english

    what does this mean? how can i summarize it ?
  8. edu

    Which of the following statements is true?
  9. english

    You've been assigned to invite a group of mechanical engineering professors to tour your facility. What type of language should you use in the invitation?
  10. Computer Science

    Define a language that is not a regular language using a context-free grammar that is not ambiguous. The alphabet of the language must contain at least five characters. Describe in English the strings of the language. Choose any string …

More Similar Questions