In conclusion, based on research, it
is proven that children can acquire language acquisition and various ways. Many
theorists agrees with each other on how children acquire language, but however,
there are some theorists who disagrees to certain statements made on how children
can acquire language.
Furthermore, according to Chomsky (1959),
when children try developing language they put words together in new ways,
learn rules of language but apply it in their own way at first because they
would not have heard their parents singing the rules but instead speaking
language every day. However, he argues that after experience, observation and sometimes
corrections they would have learnt the correct way the in which the language is
function/spoken, but most importantly, they had once understood it. In addition
to further research, Chomsky (1959) came up with another theory on language
called Chomsky’s linguistic theory
which states that we are born with an innate ability to learn language,
and with little guidance, children will naturally learn language. As evidence
in his research, Chomsky exaggerate that children all over the world acquire
language in similar ways, regardless of their ethnic background or culture.
According to Skinner (1957) theory,
Behaviorism, all behaviors can be developed through stimulus or response.
Children may be able to associate their knowledge using tools in everyday life
to give them an understanding of developing words in which their brain can
understand. However, the child’s understanding may be similar to the actual
focus itself, so when the child engage him/herself by saying it out loud, the child
is rewarded by a smile or ‘very good’ by the parents/guardian. Furthermore, the
child may learn these languages by the observation and imitate the songs or
Moreover, an issue which has been
studied is how children acquire language acquisition so rapidly. Questions were
asked based on whether language developed is innate or empirical. However,
based on research, ’empiricists’ believes that the development of language
requires experience and observation in compared to the ‘rationalists’ belief.
The ‘rationalists’ believe that innate is an essential in how children acquire
language. As mentioned above, children acquire language in both First Language
Acquisition as well as Second Language Acquisition.
According to Lev Vygotsky learning
theory of language, a child’s ability of language acquisition does not only
loop around learning words, but also, their independent growth around thoughts
and language. This means that a child who can read books constantly will not
only learn how to develop words directly from the book but as well as they may
be able to develop language through experiences and social interaction.
In the article Revisiting First Language
Acquisition Through Empirical and Rational Perspectives, July 2012, by
Abdorreza Tahriri, spoke about the various ways in which children acquire
language acquisition. Language acquisition is the process where people acquire
the capacity to perceive and comprehend to language as well as use words to
produce and form sentences. There are two types of language acquisition; First
Language Acquisition and Second Language Acquisition. Children tend to develop
language when they are young because they are in their ‘critical period’ so
that they can absorb language more easily in compared to when they are older.
However, it is difficult for children to learn more than one language after
puberty because they are more cognitive. Based on many research from articles
and theorists, it has been proven that children develop language acquisition in