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the process by which humans acquire the capacity to perceive, produce and use words to understand and communicate, this capacity involves the picking up of diverse capacities including syntax, phonetics, and an extensive vocabulary, the language might be vocal as with speech or manual as in sign.
Language
BGregory about seven years ago.

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Tasks that are asserted to measure language learning

TaskContrast Measure

letter naming task
  • accuracy of participant minus average accuracy of age-matched controls
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User Discussion


"Initial definition retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_acquisition"
NPicchetti (about seven years ago)


"What is the distinction between "language acquisition" and "language learning"? To my mind, these are synoynms."
JDevlin (about eight years ago)

Term History

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Definition contributed by BGregory about seven years ago:the process by which humans acquire the capacity to perceive, produce and use words to understand and communicate, this capacity involves the picking up of diverse capacities including syntax, phonetics, and an extensive vocabulary, the language might be vocal as with speech or manual as in sign. (from Wikipedia)

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Definition contributed by SAdministrator about eight years ago:No definition submitted yet

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