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Language Acquisition


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.

Brain StemBulletTheory 1: Behavioral

BulletTheory 2: Psycholinguistic

BulletTheory 3: Semantic

BulletTheory 4: Pragmatic

You may see a table of principles and limitations of language acquisition.

For more research on language acquisition:


Main | Behavioral | Psycholinguistic | Semantic | Pragmatic

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Page Last Updated on 11/3/04