Second_language_acquisition

Second_language_acquisition - COMD 2050 Chapter 14: Second...

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1 COMD 2050 Chapter 14: Second Language Acquisition Difference between acquisition & learning ± 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 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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2 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. Barriers to second language learning ± Lack of need ± Lack of time Language learning ± Affective factors: the name of a barrier to
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