Criticle Period Hypothesis (#1)

Criticle Period Hypothesis (#1) - Jacob McMillen Critical...

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Jacob McMillen Critical Period Hypothesis (#1) “A Test of the Critical Period Hypothesis for Language Learning” was written by Barry R. Chiswick and Paul W. Miller and examines the Critical Period Hypothesis, a hypothesis suggesting there is a specific age during which one can best learn a language. Those who learn language within this age period supposedly achieve far superior results while conversely, individuals attempting to learn a language after this period achieve inferior results. Proving this hypothesis would necessitate a steep drop in language acquisition among all subjects attempting to learn a language after the said age period. And proving this hypothesis is extremely important because already it is being used in school curriculums and the way we teach language to our children. This article took an economic approach to testing the Critical Period Hypothesis. Those administering the test acquired data from 1% of the public U.S. Census. A group of business and economics experts examined a target immigrant population, hypothesizing that a variety of factors other than a “critical language period,” including first language and previous language
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