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TEFL Psycholinguistics-Project-on-language-acquisition

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TOPIC: Language acquisition is the process by which humans acquire the capacity to perceive and comprehend language, as well as to produce and use words and sentences to communicate. Language acquisition usually refers to first language acquisition, which studies infants’ acquisition of their native language. This is distinguished from second language learning, which deals with the learning) in both children and adults) of additional languages. Consider at least two people who can understand and communicate in either two or more than two languages. Interview them asking questions relating to their language acquiring and learning strategies/dynamics. Compile a report based on your findings. Also discuss whether individual differences play any vital role in the two processes.

ABSTRACT: The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of language acquisition (LA) research over the past several decades, and to highlight the ways in which it has retained its original applied and linguistic interests, and enhanced them by addressing questions about acquisition processes. As the paper will illustrate, LA research has become increasingly bi-directional and multifaceted in its applications. These many applications to and from the study of LA reflect the robustness and vitality of the field.

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