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Ch 2: Language Features & Acquisition

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Deepen your understanding of the features and acquisition of language by exploring this chapter's engaging lessons. Take quizzes accompanying the lessons to assess your comprehension so that you can be sure you're ready and able to do well on a relevant test.

Language Features & Acquisition - Chapter Summary

Expert instructors have created fun lessons you can study from home or on the go to improve your knowledge of the features and acquisition of language. Topics covered in the lessons include L1 and L2 literacy development, morphology in linguistics and the process of learning a second language. Study the lessons at the pace that you prefer. When finished with this chapter, you will be ready to:

  • Provide the definition of morphology in linguistics
  • Define and share examples of syntax in writing
  • Differentiate between semantics and pragmatics
  • Share descriptions of L1 and L2 literacy development
  • Explain the impact culture and environment have on language development
  • List and discuss factors that can impact English language acquisition
  • Discuss the role native language plays in second language acquisition
  • Outline the five-step process of learning a second language

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9 Lessons in Chapter 2: Language Features & Acquisition
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What is Morphology in Linguistics? - Definition & Examples

1. What is Morphology in Linguistics? - Definition & Examples

Learning about human language is often an overlooked educational subject. Read this lesson to discover the importance of morphology in our linguistic world.

Syntax in Writing: Definition & Examples

2. Syntax in Writing: Definition & Examples

Syntax is how a writer puts his words together to create effect and artistry. Learn more about syntax and how authors use it to convey intent and cause impact for their readers.

What Is Semantics? - Definition & Examples

3. What Is Semantics? - Definition & Examples

Semantics, or the study of relationships between words and how we construct meaning, sheds light on how we experience the world and how we understand others and ourselves. Explore this concept with a definition and examples, and then check out the quiz to challenge your newfound knowledge.

What is Pragmatics? - Definition & Examples

4. What is Pragmatics? - Definition & Examples

You use pragmatics on an everyday basis, but do you know how? Watch this video lesson to not only learn the meaning of pragmatics but also how you use it every day.

L1 & L2 Literacy Development

5. L1 & L2 Literacy Development

First and second language development both occur in stages with small hurdles along the way. This lesson looks closely at the development of both L1 and L2, as well as some of the challenges that language learners might face.

The Effects of Environment and Culture on Language Development

6. The Effects of Environment and Culture on Language Development

Both environmental and cultural factors have an impact on early language development. This lesson will provide examples to consider and discuss possible reasons for this impact.

Factors Affecting English Language Acquisition

7. Factors Affecting English Language Acquisition

English language acquisition is an involved and complex process. This lesson provides teachers with an overview of how to identify and relate to the patterns and stages of language acquisition.

The Role of Native Language in Second Language Acquisition

8. The Role of Native Language in Second Language Acquisition

In this lesson we explore the various schools of thought surrounding the use of native language in second-language education, ranging from using it often to not using it at all.

The Process of Learning a Second Language

9. The Process of Learning a Second Language

In this lesson, the five-step process of learning a second language is listed and described extensively. In addition, the length of time that it takes to go through each stage is presented.

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