Language Acquisition: The Age Factor (Multilingual Matters by D. M. Singleton

By D. M. Singleton

There's a common trust, either within the medical global and in society at huge, that the best way and the level to which one learns a language depends on age. In dialogue, reference is usually made to "speech milestones", "critical interval" and "language readiness", "optimal" and "sensitive" classes. The facts for an age think about language acquisition is tested the following, from stories of "wolf young ones" to the psychological capacities of the very previous. The booklet additionally seems at broader theoretical concerns and, on a realistic word, the ramifications of the age query in regards to moment language college.

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