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What factors affect language acquisition?

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1. What factors affect language acquisition? Which factor do you believe has the largest influence on language acquisition? Explain why.

2. How does language affect thought?

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1. What factors affect language acquisition? Which factor do you believe has the largest influence on language acquisition? Explain why.

? Genetic factors - we are born with a certain brain capapcity and research suggest this influences our development of LA . An exmaple is a child who is gifted might learn language faster than a child that falls within the normal range of development (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/05/050517063228.htm)

? Environment factors, such as learning environment providing by parent - where the child is read to and encouraged to express themselves; parenting styles, siblings and peer interaction, etc. It is important that young children get plenty of exposure to language, such as hearing people speak around them and to them, since that is what models these early communication skills. Babies who are deprived of verbal communication during this period may have extreme difficulties catching up in later years, although it's not impossible. http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=10115&cn=461

? Other things includes diseases, injuries or some kind of emotional trauma can result in a delay of language acquisition.

Both nature (genes, ...

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By addressing the questions, this solution discusses aspects of language acquisition. References are provided.

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