The Process of Foreign Language Acquisition in Azerbaijani Learners of Different Ages

Eminli, Heydar (2011) The Process of Foreign Language Acquisition in Azerbaijani Learners of Different Ages. In: 1st International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL’11), 5-7 May 2011, Sarajevo.

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The research paper is dedicated to the process of foreign/second language acquisition in children and adults. The problem of foreign or second language acquisition is not only the research area of applied linguistics, but also psychology, psycholinguistics, TEFL. The process of acquiring foreign language by children and adults, the stages of this process, some problems while acquiring and learning English as a second language by Azerbaijani learners are studied in the paper. People can acquire a second or foreign language under many different circumstances. We may have learned a second language when we began elementary school, secondary school or even university. Moving to a new country usually means acquiring a new language which we call a second language. Also people live in different communities, environments or families in which more than one language is spoken and may acquire two or even more languages at the same time. No doubt that, foreign language acquisition has its historical background and aspects. Current theories of foreign or second language acquisition are based on years of research in a wide variety of fields, including linguistics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and psycholinguistics. The article concerns one of the most important issues concerning foreign or second language acquisition in both children and adults.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Second language acquisition (SLA), bilingualism, critical period hypothesis, age, cognition
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
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Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2012 10:52
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