Age Affects Second Language Acquisition

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Short Title: AGE - ACQUİSİTİON OF SECOND LANGUAGE What Is The Age Effect On Second Language Acquisition? Elif Büşra Ateş Ege University Faculty of Literature Psychology Department, 07130000660 (2017) ABSTRACT The purpose of this paper is examine age factor in a second language acquisition. There are an examination of experimental studies and there is a comparison of theoretical knowledge about foreign language learning. There is a debate issue in literature related this subject. This discussion is that; Is there a critical period in language acquisition? Those who support the Critical Period Hypothesis (Lenneberg, 1967; Penlield & Roberts, 1959) do not add other factors to the account. And their idea that; it is impossible…show more content…
Someone with second language acquisition is becomes able to use one or more language different from first language. This ability can start at adult or childhood. Age is one of the important factors affecting the process of a second language acquisition. Research related this subject has emphasized two major of language acquisition. These; the younger is better and the older is better. Many academics believe that; younger children are better than adults or adolescsnts at second language acquisition. However, more recent research show that; there is not linear correlation of learning among the same age group of learners. Individually differences are important at this point. There is uncertainty about this issue in the…show more content…
Studies show that; motivated learners are more successful in second language acquisition. Different ages categories can be succeed in different areas of language.For example; youngers show better results in pronunciation. Some specialists believe that; older learners better than younger's. Older learners show better results in grammar and syntax. In addition they believe that; older learners have better problem solving abilities and they have better linguistic competence. In some researches show that; if learners successfuly completed first language acquisition, they more successfull in second language acquisition. So olders can be successful than younger ones. Another important point is children's capality for imitation at pronunciation. This ability dissappear after puberty.On the other hand children more willing to communicate and they not afraid of making mistakes. Kids are flexible, spontaneous and tolerant. Last of course time and memory capacity is very important for
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