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COMD 2050 Chapter 15: Second Language Acquisition
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Difference between  We make the distinction between first  language acquisition and second  language learning by defining  “acquisition” and “learning” in a  linguistic sense. L1= learner’s native language L2= second language you learn
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Acquisition and learning Acquisition:  the gradual development of  ability in a language by using it naturally in  communicative situations.   Your native language is acquired. Learning: a conscious process of  accumulating knowledge of the vocabulary  and grammar of a language.   A second language that you study in school is  acquired.
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Acquisition Language is unique.  There is no other  system of knowledge that we can learn  better at age 2 or 3 than at 15 or 25.  Giving us another reason to think that  there is a genetic predisposition to  acquire language during that critical  period from birth to puberty.
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learning Lack of need: you already have a  native language that meets your daily  communicative requirements, so the  urgency, the practical need driving first  language acquisition is not there. Lack of time: trying to learn a second 
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2010 for the course COMD 2050 taught by Professor Collins during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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