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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about First language acquisition.
See also changes related to First language acquisition, or pages that link to First language acquisition or to this page or whose text contains "First language acquisition".

Parent topics

  • Language (general) [r]: A type of communication system, commonly used in linguistics, computer science and other fields to refer to different systems, including 'natural language' in humans, programming languages run on computers, and so on. A wider definition of language - what counts as a language and what doesn't - is a difficult philosophical topic, deserving an article in its own right. [e]
  • Language acquisition [r]: The study of how language comes to users of first and second languages. [e]
  • Linguistics [r]: The scientific study of language. [e]
  • Psychology [r]: The study of systemic properties of the brain and their relation to behaviour. [e]
  • Cognitive science [r]: The scientific study either of mind or intelligence and includes parts of cognitive psychology, linguistics and computer science. [e]
  • Neuroscience [r]: The study of nervous systems and their components. [e]

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Other related topics

  • Second language acquisition [r]: Process by which people learn a second language in addition to their native language(s), where the language to be learned is often referred to as the 'target language'. [e]
  • Language attrition [r]: The loss of a first or second language or a portion of that language by individuals. [e]
  • Critical period [r]: Limited time in which an event can occur, usually resulting in some kind of transformation. [e]