- 1 DVD (30 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
- Additional Authors
- Chomsky, Noam.Doyle, Sharon Elizabeth.Long, Gail Porter.Seltz, Natalie.Skinner, B. F.
- Corporate Author
- Insight Media (Firm)Maryland Center for Public Broadcasting.National University Consortium for Telecommunications in Teaching (U.S.)Pennsylvania State University.University of Maryland Open University.
- Credits: Videographers, Bob Bergschneider, David Hunter, Steve Cohagan ; editor, Marian Siegel ; music, Don Swartz.Summary: Emphasizing that all children acquire language in the same orderly sequence, this video examines the acquisition of language from crying through cooing, babbling, and talking. Presenting the developmental theories of B. F. Skinner and Noam Chomsky, it discusses the universal elements of language, probes the social aspects of language acquisition, and debates the legitimacy of dialects.