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Language Acquisition

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Language acquisition is the process by which humans acquire the ability to comprehend and produce language, either as their first or second (third, etc.) language. The study of language acquisition provides evidence for theoretical linguistics and has practical applications in language pedagogy.

 

 

 

 

Personnel

Language and literacy socialization, Language ideology, Language policy

Language Acquisition, Bilingualism, Clinical Linguistics, Chinese Linguistics

Sociolinguistics, French applied linguistics, Second language acquisition and foreign language pedagogy, Language variation and change

Syntax, Second language acquisition, Romance languages

Second language acquisition in adolescents and adults, Literacy and academic instruction for language minority students, Role of culture and identity in second language learning, Qualitative research methods in SLA

Second/foreign language acquisition and instructed learning, Computer-assisted language learning and teaching, Language and cognition, Learner corpus analysis.

Syntax, Language acquisition, Germanic languages

Language acquisition, Historical linguistics, Hispanic linguistics

Yoruba language and linguistics, Applied linguistics and language teaching, Language, culture and society

Historical Indo-European linguistics, Prepositional semantics, Slavic linguistics and folklore, Acquisition of Russian by foreign and heritage language learners

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