Give a critical summary of structuralist and behaviourist approaches to language and its study.

Instructions

Presentation and format: double spaced in Arial 12 font.
Referencing: use Harvard VI referencing style for the assignment.
Do not discuss your work with other students.

Task

Write two 1250-word (+10%) critical summaries (50 marks each) on the titles below:

Give a critical summary of different historical positions regarding the relationship between language and thought/cognition with particular focus on the so-called Whorf-Sapir hypothesis. Make sure you provide examples from the literature and make reference to experimental studies, as appropriate/necessary.

Give a critical summary of structuralist and behaviourist approaches to language and its study. The discussion on bevariourism should primarily focus on language and language acquisition. Your answer must make reference to both theoretical and methodological tenets and practices.

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Approximately 250 words