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Language Acquisition in a Toddler and Factors Affecting its Speed
Masaryk University, Brno.
2008 (English)In: Sociokulturni kompetence ve vyuce cizich jazyku, Praha, 2008, 5 s.- p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The paper focuses on the factors affecting the speed at which a toddler acquires language, chiefly new expressions and collocations. A special attention is paid to the individual functions of the child’s early language as described by M.A. K. Halliday (instrumental, regulatory, interactional, etc.) and the situations determining these. It also aims to point out idiosyncrasies of the acquisition process in terms of the infant’s exposure to two different languages – a major one (spoken by most of the members of the infant’s community) and the minor one (spoken by one of his/her parents only). Besides the theoretical background, the paper presents author’s practical examples and authentic recordings.

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Praha, 2008. 5 s.- p.
Keyword [en]
language acquisition, bilingual children, child language functions, context, vocabulary and collocation acquisition
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General Language Studies and Linguistics Didactics Learning Pedagogy
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-20329ISBN: 978-80-87238-00-4 (print)OAI: diva2:676003
Sociokulturni kompetence ve vyuce cizich jazyku, Praha, 17-18 June, 2008
Available from: 2012-03-13 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2013-12-09Bibliographically approved

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