Theory Of Language Acquisition

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Language Acquisition
According to the psychology glossary, language acquisition can be defined as "the process and learning curve of skills by which a child acquires language. This set of skills contains the ability to perceive and comprehend language, as well as the ability to produce and use words and sentences to communicate. Language acquisition normally proceeds in a predictable course that is evaluated as normal developmental milestones. The term language acquisition is normally used to refer only to a person 's first language. The reason for this is that the acquisition of a first language as a child creates the most fundamental skills of language such as attaching meaning to phonemic groups, reproducing sounds to express thoughts,
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According to many researchers, the brain’s language component also known as the corpus callosum gets programmed to follow the specific grammar that a child is exposed to at an early age. The language in which rules and grammar children use in their speech often exceed the input to which they are exposed to. With such theories being conspired, the theory of universal grammar starts to transpire. The universal grammar theory suggest that all languages have the exact primary structure. Even though children are not genetically programmed to speak a particular language the universal grammar allows them to obtain the rules and patterns of language along with other languages…show more content…
Human communication and the role of social interaction
Human language is considered to be one of the most complex codes used to communicate between individuals. In its verbal form it is based on a small subset of sounds that can be combined in a potentially infinite number of bigger element such as words, phrases and sentences. The difficulty of this code is additionally increased by the fact that human communication requires much more than the simple coding or decoding of linguistic utterances: For a communicative act to be operative, it is essential for both the sender and receiver to understand the intentional state of a partner an ability termed theory of mind.
Taken together, this evidence suggests that there is a two-way influence between social interaction and communication. The role played by social interaction has been greatly underestimated so far, especially in studies on language

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