Language Acquisition

Language acquisition is the process by which individuals learn a language, either as their first language (L1) or an additional language (L2). This process involves the development of phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic knowledge. Language acquisition can occur naturally, through immersion and interaction, or formally, through structured education. Key theories of language acquisition include behaviorist, nativist, and interactionist perspectives. Understanding these theories helps educators design effective language instruction that aligns with the natural processes of language learning.