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Editorial Board       p-ISSN 2308-4944 (print)       e-ISSN 2409-0085 (online)
SOI: 1.1/TAS         DOI: 10.15863/TAS

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ISJ Theoretical & Applied Science 06(110) 2022

Philadelphia, USA

* Scientific Article * Impact Factor 6.630

Naurizova, A. K., & Utepova, D. A.

Critical age hypothesis in SLA process.

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Language: English

Citation: Naurizova, A. K., & Utepova, D. A. (2022). Critical age hypothesis in SLA process. ISJ Theoretical & Applied Science, 06 (110), 301-306. Soi: Doi:

Pages: 301-306

Published: 30.06.2022

Abstract: Learning a second language is a linear process. The theories in learning any language seem to be the same, still its implementations result in different prove. Second language acquisition process has its factors that affect on input. One of those factors to be dealt with is age. Critical Period Hypothesis is viewed as a neutral rule pertaining to language learning process. Second Language Acquisition process functions variously with different age learners. If some scholars prove that young age group learners are more able to acquire a foreign language at a professional level, the others believe that the learners at their old age are also able to acquire it well. The given article is aimed to prove the learners of a young age group are more prone to show high language proficiency level than adult learners, whereas adult learners who have reached puberty are less able to acquire foreign languages at a proficiency level. The focus group is chosen as for a young language learner candidate, the other is for an adult learner. The observation-based research took place in the language learning center where two learners of different ages were taught under the same conditions, and with the same teaching methods and techniques.

Key words: critical age, language acquisition, second language acquisition,critical period hypothesis.








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