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Native Language

Scope Note: 
Refers to any of the following: the first language a person learns, the dominant language at any time of life, the Â?mother tongueÂ? of a region, or the language which is the basis for a personÂ?s sociolinguistic identity.
Category: Language and Speech
Broader Terms
Language
Narrower Terms
N/A
Use this term instead of
Heritage Language
L1
Mother Tongue
Vernacular Language
Related Terms
Language Acquisition
Native Language Instruction
Native Speakers
Second Languages
Added to ERIC: 11/5/2010