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ERIC Number: EJ179315
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1978
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A Theoretical Perspective on the Nature of Linguistic Aptitude
Neufeld, Gerald
International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching, 16, 1, 15-26, Feb 78
A study which presents evidence against the relevance of age and innate linguistic talent as significant variables in language learning. Arguments are given favoring the significance of psychological and sociological factors. A special talent for language learning probably exists; new research is needed to explore what it comprises. (AMH)
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