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'''Language acquisition''' refers to the processes through which learners acquire [[language]]. In principle, it refers to [[first language]] acquisition, which studies infants' acquisition of their native language, whereas [[second language]] acquisition deals with acquisition of additional languages.
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'''Language acquisition''' refers to the processes through which learners acquire [[language]]. In principle, it refers to [[first language acquisition]], which studies infants' acquisition of their native language, whereas [[second language acquisition]] deals with acquisition of additional languages.
  
 
Linguists [[Noam Chomsky]] and [[Eric Lenneberg]] have argued that [[children]] have innate, language-specific abilities that facilitate language learning.
 
Linguists [[Noam Chomsky]] and [[Eric Lenneberg]] have argued that [[children]] have innate, language-specific abilities that facilitate language learning.
  
== See also ==
 
*[[Non-verbal communication]]
 
*[[Stephen Krashen]]
 
*[[Theory of second language acquisition]] (Krashen)
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 15:46, 2 December 2019

Language acquisition refers to the processes through which learners acquire language. In principle, it refers to first language acquisition, which studies infants' acquisition of their native language, whereas second language acquisition deals with acquisition of additional languages.

Linguists Noam Chomsky and Eric Lenneberg have argued that children have innate, language-specific abilities that facilitate language learning.


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