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ENGA1 CLA Question June 2012

Beth Kemp | Friday May 11, 2012


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  1. Introduction to ENGA1 Revision Guide
  2. ENGA1 Answering the Mode Question
  3. ENGA1 Mode Question June 2012
  4. ENGA1 Mode Question June 2012 Exemplar Response
  5. ENGA1 Mode Analysis Assessment Reminders
  6. ENGA1 Answering the CLA Question
  7. ENGA1 CLA Question June 2012
  8. ENGA1 CLA Question June 2012 Exemplar Response

Data Analysis

Each of these points is worth no marks or one mark. Which is which? Choose five to transform into correct, two-mark answers?

  1. Rachel is in the one-word stage because she says “not”.
  2. Rachel says “goodest” instead of “best”.
  3. Rachel is using the imaginative function of language.
  4. Rachel’s father repeats what she says.
  5. Skinner says that children learn by imitating and we can see that in this transcript.
  6. Rachel shows that she can sometimes get word order right and sometimes gets it wrong.
  7. Rachel’s language is good for her age of two years and ten months.
  8. Rachel repeats herself “am (.) am” showing she is uncertain about what she is saying.

Essay Question: To what extent do children acquire language in their own individual way?

Each of the following paragraphs makes at least one common mistake. What are these mistakes and how could you rectify them to improve these paragraphs and maximise possible marks?

  1. Children learn language by imitating their parents and being corrected or reinforced, as Skinner said. Chomsky, however, claimed that children could learn it by themselves because it is a natural skill that people have. Feral children, such as Genie who was badly neglected, prove that this is not the case, as children who do not have contact with others tend not to be able to learn language.
  2. Children’s acquisition of language is individual in that they all make their own mistakes, even though these may be similar. For example, although all children make virtuous errors like overgeneralising morphemes, most children will make some errors that are specific to them.
  3. Children do not acquire language in their own...

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