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Questions tagged [first-language-acquisition]

Questions about the acquisition of one's native language.

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What is considered the most effective and efficient method for acquiring new vocabulary in a language?

I believe I've formulated a strategy to ingrain English (or any language) vocabulary into memory for effortless and enduring recall. This method mirrors the natural language acquisition process ...
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What is my first language?

I'm very confused as to whether 'mother tongue' and 'first language' mean the same thing. Considering the first three years of my life, I was surrounded by Hindi-speaking parents, so that makes Hindi ...
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Should a child acquire a language within 12 years of its birth?

One of the professors of linguistics told us (resource persons) that if a child does not live with humans and acquire at least one language within twelve years of its birth, then the child will ...
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Does imitation play any role in child language acquisition?

Does imitation play any role in child language acquisition? In the 1950s/1960s, there was a debate between Skinner and Chomsky, in which Chomsky argued that children also produce sentences that they ...
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