Topic: Contemporary Trends in the Study of Language


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.

Type of assignment: Academic paper writing
Type of assignment: critical essay
Subject: English
Pages/words: 10/2500
Number of sources: 5
Academic level: Bachelor
Paper format: Harvard
Line spacing: Double
Language style: UK English

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