PROMPT: In your opinion and based on evidence, do you agree with Deb Roy’s mechanisms underlying the birth of a word? Provide 2 reasons for why you agree or disagree with his theory. In your answer, please describe the mechanism(s) he believes are important in children’s lexical development (you may want to talk about feedback loops, scaffolding and visual context). You may also want to incorporate into your answer the advantages and/or limitations of his study of language development (e.g., his particular methods of studying language development).

REFERENCES: You must use at least 2 references for your opinion. References for this response can come from your textbook, journal articles, chapters in edited books, and books. DO NOT USE WEBSITES AS EVIDENCE FOR THIS RESPONSE.

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