Language, acquisition, production, comprehension
There are a number of ways in which environmental deprivation, deafness, or neurological disruption may interfere with language usage. To begin, think about if you were trying to learn a new language. Would you learn very well if you could not actually hear what people were saying to you? Or if you had damage to a part of the brain where language is processed? Most likely not.
Environmental deprivation: A good example of how this might affect language usage is in infants and children. Young children need to be exposed to sounds and talking (and other sensory info) in order to develop the brain areas used in language and to be able to practice the sounds themselves. Babies usually start by saying "gaga" or "mama" or "dada", these sounds (called phonemes) help them practice making true words to use later on (it is called the Phonological Awareness Model). If they are not exposed to language, such as if they are locked in a closet or a ...
The environmental deprivation, deafness and neurological disruptions.