The Non-Nativist Theory
The Non- Nativist theory Represents the nurture side of the argument concerning the development of language.
Nurture - The development of language through an individual’s personal
experiences. Most often referred to as the influences on development, which come from environmental factors such as prenatal,
parental, extended family and peer experiences, extending to influences like media, marketing, and socio-economic status.
- The non-nativist theory
is composed of several other theories (below on left) and several concepts (below on right), all which
relate the development of language to factors of nurture. Click on the links below to explore the theories and concepts
of the non nativist veiw of language development.