Second language acquisition

Amritavalli, R. (2017) Second language acquisition. Language and Language Teaching, 6 (1). pp. 59-66. ISSN 2277-307X

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There are some things that human beings naturally do, given the mere opportunity to do so. Walking and talking are the foremost examples of such skills. Babies are not born walking and talking, but by the age of three they usually are doing both. Walking and talking occur naturally in the course of a human being's physical or mental maturation; these abilities are not “taught,” or “learnt” consciously. Similarly, we talk of unconscious language acquisition by the human infant, rather than language learning.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Amritavalli, R.
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Language, Second Language Acquisition, SLA, interlanguage
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
Full Text Status: Public
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