The Importance Of Language On The First Language

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abilities. This position too has been criticized by various critics who point to the empirical studies which prove that the quality and amount of exposure to a language by a child affects his or her learning experience (Benson, 2010). Recent empirical studies by developmental psychologists point to the fact that language is exclusively human, biologically based in terms of capacity and the environment of a child influences the innate potential to learn.
A number of empirical studies have found out that children have the ability to learn three or more language from their early years. As a matter of fact, majority of the children who attend school having some competency in a number of languages were either bilingual or multilingual while growing up in their home environments (Ball, 2010). Such children have not experienced consecutive attainment of other languages. Studies have also found out that the level of proficiency of a particular language does not spring forth in the early
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Empirical results indicate that children’s first language acquisition is strongly influenced by their parents and other primary caregivers. The attitudes, behaviors and goals that parents and primary caregivers have in relation to the development of initial language by their children influences the ability of the children to develop language skills, perceptions of the value of the first language, language socialization and maintenance of the first language (OR, 2011). As such, empirical studies show that the attitude of parents towards the development of the first language is imperative for children to develop and learn the first language. This study also indicates that parents and primary caregivers have an important role in influencing the attitudes of their children towards the development of the first language (Goodson & Layze,

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