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Titill: 
  • Titill er á ensku Children's first language acquisition: What is needed for children to acquire language?
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  • Bakkalár
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    Language acquisition is one of the most complex ability that human species acquire. It has been a burning issue that has created tension between scholars from various fields of professions. Scholars are still struggling to comprehend the main factors about language acquisition after decades of multiple different theories that were supposed to
    shed a light on the truth of how human species acquire language acquisition. The aim of this essay is to explore what is needed for children to acquire language based on Noam Chomsky's theory of language acquisition. I will cover the language production areas of the brain and how they affect language acquisition. I will also look into
    organs of speech and their structure. Nativism has been one of the most affective theories since 1950’s. The Language Acquisition device and Universal Grammar are the major concepts that support Noam Chomsky’s theory in general. I will cover the linguistic acquisition device and Universal Grammars and how they support Noam Chomsky theory of language acquisition. This paper focuses mainly on five arguments, which support Noam Chomsky’s biological theory of language acquisition. The following arguments support Noam Chomsky’s theory of language acquisition, the Poverty of the Stimulus, uniformity, The Critical Period Hypothesis,
    species significance and Phonological Impairment. Findings show that these five arguments are crucial in language acquisition. They also imply that language is clearly limited to human specific ability to communicate throughout the universe.
    Critics address this fascinating argument from different angles and do not agree on whether language acquisition is innate or learnt. This matter is one of the most appealing issue that every linguistic attempts to address.

Samþykkt: 
  • 10.5.2016
URI: 
  • http://hdl.handle.net/1946/24426


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