EL PROCESO DE APRENDIZAJE LINGUISTICO: SEMEJANZAS Y DIFERENCIAS ENTRE LA ADQUISICION DE LA PRIMERA LENGUA Y DE LA LENGUAEXTRANJERA
CONTRIBUTIONS OF LINGUISTICS TO THE TEACHING OF THE FOREIGN LANGUAGES.
THE PROCESS OF LANGUAGE LEARNING: SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FIRST AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE ACQUISITION.
Theaim of this topic is to study the processes of learning and acquiring a language in both first and foreign language and how linguistics has contributed to EFL teaching.. For this purpose, I am goingto divide the topic in three different parts. The first part of the topic will explain with the importance of linguistics in language learning. The second part of the topic will focus on the study ofmother tongue language acquisition and its progressive stages, and then, I’ll look at some of the theories related to the foreign language acquisition. The third part of the topic will analyse thedifferences and similarities between first and foreign language acquisition. Finally I will compile the main conclusions and bibliography.
Human language is a complex and versatile phenomenon which canonly be understood if it is observed under multiples angles.
Language acquisition research describes and explains how first and second languages are acquired. Linguistics plays a key role in thisattempt, but there are other important sciences like psychology, anthropology, sociolinguistics or psycholinguistics which also have implications for language learning and teaching.
Next I am goingto develop the first part of this topic, the contributions of linguistics to the teaching of foreign languages.
Linguistics is a discipline which is dedicated to the role of language in humanaffairs. It is the scientific study of structure of natural language and the knowledge that speakers have of it. According to Applied Linguistics, it mediates between the theory of language and the...