?

AP® Psychology

Free Version

Upgrade subject to access all content

Easy

Critical Period: Language Acquisition

APPSY-8AFBTE

Which of the following best demonstrates that there is a critical period for language acquisition?

A

Infants babble sounds that occur in their parents' native language.

B

Toddlers maintain a capacity to discriminate language sounds they have never heard.

C

Children who were never exposed to language early in life, like the case of Genie, never become fluent in language later in life, despite intense remediation.

D

Grammatical systems are similar in all languages.

E

The stages of language development are universal, being similar in all cultures.