Language acquisition

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Language acquisition is the process of learning a native or a second language. Although how children learn to speak is not perfectly understood, most explanations involve both the observation that children copy what they hear and the inference that human beings have a natural aptitude for understanding grammar. Children usually learn the sounds and vocabulary of their native language through imitation, and grammar is seldom taught to them; that they rapidly acquire the ability to …

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…where babies are born prematurely and mothers are having drug exposed and positive toxic babies, it is imperative that the research continues. References Chen, Deborah, Ph.D. (1999) Learning to Communicate: Communications Issue XII, California State University, Northridge Chomsky, N. (1981) Lectures on Government and Binding. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Foris Publications. Clark, E. V. (1993) The Lexicon in Acquisition. New York: Cambridge University Press Jusczyk, Peter (1997) Johns Hopkins University. Mama! Dada! Origin of Language Pegged At 6 Months. Released: 16 February 1999