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First language acquisition vs second language learning: What is the difference?

Dr. Al Ghazali, Fawzi 2006, First language acquisition vs second language learning: What is the difference? , -. (Unpublished)

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    This paper investigates the potential differences between First Language Acquisition (FLA) and New Language Learning (NLL) in the classroom. It examines the factors that influence language acquisition in the two different environments. This includes explication of the age factor and its impact on progress in language acquisition. It also involves studying the language input in terms of quantity and quality in both cases and the limitations of NLL in the classroom. This paper also studies the individual differences that influence language acquisition. This covers language aptitude, language anxiety, language ego, and motivation. This paper, moreover, studies approaches to FLA like behaviourism, innatism, and interactionist position. It finally explains more explicitly how the teaching techniques influence the progress students achieve in learning a new language.

    Item Type: Other
    Uncontrolled Keywords: First language acquisition, second language acquisition, language anxiety, language ego, motivation, language aptitude, behaviourism, innatism, interactionist approach
    Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
    Support Divisions > Research & Innovation
    Publisher: -
    Refereed: Yes
    Depositing User: Dr. Fawzi Al Ghazali
    Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2012 12:08
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:27

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