Critical periods in language acquisition and language attrition

  title={Critical periods in language acquisition and language attrition},
  author={Christophe Pallier},
The issue of the " critical period hypothesis for language acquisition " is the focus of a vast literature at the outset that the expression " Critical Period Hypothesis " (CPH) is used with two different meanings. The first meaning of the CPH corresponds to an empirical hypothesis according to which humans are more efficient at language learning in the first years of life. In other words, the CPH states that age of acquisition is an important predictor of ultimate proficiency: the older one… CONTINUE READING

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