Second Language Learning : Children And Adults Essay

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Running head: SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNING: CHILDREN AND ADULTS
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Second Language Learning in Children and Adults
Chanell Paris
November 5, 2016
PSY 318: Learning, Cognition & Perception: Fall ‘16
California State University, Channel Islands
SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNING: CHILDREN AND ADULTS
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Abstract
This paper discusses the previous research on second language learning in children and adults. It first discusses the differences in language learning between children and adults in regards to the central period hypothesis, where children are able to acquire language faster at an earlier age rather than beginning later in life and then further examining language learning in children
(implicitly) and in adults (explicitly) and shows that language learning is visible certain brain areas. Additionally, this paper proposes a future experiment on children and adults with foreign word learning while their neurological responses are measured by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).
SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNING: CHILDREN AND ADULTS
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Introduction
Children in a sense absorb all that hear and perceive like they are sponges to their outside world. Children are able to pick up on things they see and hear all around them. In reference to language learning and acquisition Hagen (2008) examines the differences in children in first language acquisition (L1) and in adults in second language acquisition (L2). He distinguishes that L1 in children occurs more rapidly within three to four years in
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