Language Development and Acquisition in Early Childhood

Salwa Al-Harbi

Abstract


The paper focuses on the process of language development and acquisition in early childhood, and gives a brief overview of the theories of language development. The paper then concludes with an explanation of the importance of overexposure for early second language acquisition, and question whether language learning could turn into a language acquisition after the Chomskian ‘critical period’.

Keywords


Language, early childhood, acquisition, second language acquisition, critical period



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11591/edulearn.v14i1.14209

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Journal of Education and Learning (EduLearn)
ISSN: 2089-9823, e-ISSN 2302-9277
Published by: Universitas Ahmad Dahlan (UAD) in collaboration with Institute of Advanced Engineering and Science (IAES)

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