LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

The term is preferred by those who emphasize the active role of the child as a learner with considerable innate linguistic knowledge, although often used interchangeably with language development.

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION: "Language Acquisition is the process by which children learn a language."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "LANGUAGE ACQUISITION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/language-acquisition/ (accessed December 16, 2017).
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