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Child Language Acquisition
A literature review on a child's process of language acquisition.
# 124350 | 1,750 words | 63 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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This paper is a literature review exploring how children acquire their first language. It discusses classic theorists such as Chomsky and Piaget, moves on to Saussure, and then talks about newer theory such as Optimality Theory. It concludes that no one theory yet developed adequately explains child language acquisition and that further research and theory revision must be done.

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"One of the fundamental mysteries of child development is the acquisition of language by children. As Mabel Rice points out, children simply begin talking during their second year and are shortly able to use language for expressing their needs and carrying on social interactions. Although language is notoriously difficult for adults to learn, the author notes that, "What is remarkable about this achievement is that little or no explicit teaching seems to be necessary, a fact that has long fascinated philosophers without...""

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