Acquiring the Human Language

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Acquiring the Human Language The human language is a fascinating topic, which is ever changing and always transforming. Whenever you feel that you fully understand it, there is always an exception or something else to learn. Understanding the acquisition of language through children is quite interesting and not fully understood by the public. There are many questions involving children and their acquisition of something as complex as language. Linguistic specialists feel that human beings are born with the instinct, or idea of language. No one is taught language and that is one of the most confusing things about it. How is it acquired if no one can teach it? Humans do not just imitate what they here from their parents or their peers.
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Unformatted text preview: How can a child produce a sentence it has never heard of? Linguists feel that languages can be learned but the sense of language is innate. You are born with a fundamental idea of language. Language can be seen as an organ of the brain. It also has properties such as physical growth. Many theories involve the acquisition of language and most of them are incorrect. In conclusion, the acquisition of language is somewhat of a mystery. It is hard to know for sure all the elements that involve acquiring a language. It is especially hard learning from children because they ascertain words through categorization. Only additional research and studies can uncover the whole truth of the acquisition of language....
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2011 for the course LING 300 taught by Professor Widmann during the Spring '08 term at South Carolina.

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