Language Acquisition

Language Acquisition

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foreign individuals practicing English they learned

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  • Yes, what kind of soda pop do you carry?
  • ? ???
  • Cola, have?
  • Hi! Can I help you find something you're looking for?
  • Communicative competence is having the general ability to accurately use language.  Communication strategy whereas the speaker uses vocabulary they know to express themselves. (Yule, 169)
  • I saw him!! My friend and I fell back laughing.. it was too funny.
  • I thought he was funny,  too!!!
  • I saw the tail end of his act. I think he is weird.
  • Did you see John during recess?
  • Did anyone see that one boy during recess?
  • He name John.
  • The silly kine?
  • Yes, John is his name. He is a comedian.
  • According to Yule, during the first two to three years of development a child requires interaction with other language users in order to bring this general language capacity into operation...language a child learns is not genetically inherited, but is acquired in a particular language(150). Although there are different believe on how to have a communication experience, everyone agree that emphasis should be on function rather than form (166).
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