Child Language Acquisition | TESL Issues

Child Language Acquisition Child Language Acquisition Cromer concludes that experience stimulates language organisational processes and that these affect other linguistic structures that are internally related. The children appeared to be building their own grammars in their own way, without direct positive or negative evidence as to what was right or wrong. Children are creative, selective … Read more

Infants’ Language Learning | TESL Issues

Infants’ Language Learning | TESL Issues Infants’ Language Learning | TESL Issues All normal children appear to contain within themselves the ability to create a language in spite of wide variations in experience. External auditory simulation is available to the fetus, although attenuated (Armitage, Baldwin & Vince, 1980, p. 1173). Mother’s voice is a prominent … Read more

Universal Grammar | TESL Issues

Universal Grammar Universal grammar may be thought of as some system of principles common to the species and available to each individual prior to experience” (Chomsky, 1981, p. 7). “Universal Grammar might be defined as the study of the conditions that must be met by the grammars of all human languages” (Chomsky, 1968, p. 126, … Read more