ERIC Number: EJ622016
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
Maturational Constraints in Language One and Language Two: A Second Look at the Research on Critical Periods.
Bilingual Research Journal, v23 n4 p423-49 Fall 1999
Examines the possible role of maturational constraints on first language acquisition and second language learning. Reviews research on the special circumstances of delayed first language acquisition and the effects of age on second language learning. Suggests that ability to attain native-speaker grammatical competence may diminish long before puberty. Discusses implications for bilingual education strategies. (Contains 67 references.) (Author/SV)
Descriptors: Age, Biological Influences, Developmental Stages, Language Acquisition, Language Proficiency, Language Research, Learning Processes, Linguistic Theory, Second Language Learning
Online at http://brj.asu.edu/v234/indexg.html.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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