There are four main theories to support the way in which children acquire language. Each one offers excellent ideas, however, none can stand alone. When applying these theories, they should be used hand-in-hand with each other.
Theory 1: Behavioral
Theory 2: Psycholinguistic
Theory 3: Semantic
Theory 4: Pragmatic
You may see a table of principles and limitations of language acquisition.
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