Chomsky's Theories on Language Why is there interest in studying languages? To answer this important question, Noam Chomsky proposed linguistic theories. Chomsky’s language acquisition theories are the most important in the world of linguistics.
Rocket Languages vs. Rosetta Stone -- Which is Better? Which is the best investment and the most effective product for language learning--Rosetta Stone or Rocket Languages? Read on for a comparison of the price, the approaches, the strengths and the weaknesses of these two language instructional software programs.
The Risk of Fossilization in Language Acquisition For all the effort that a student puts into learning a language, untangling the grammar, forcing his mouth to make the right sounds, with hours spent memorizing vocabulary...at some point, there is a chance that he might just stall. This article discusses this phenomenon, known as fossilization.
Linguistic Methods and Theories: an Overview Linguistics, the study of human language, is fascinating. Over the years, there have been many theories as to how human language is structured, and where it comes from. Read on to discover a few of these second language acquisition linguistic theories.
How Phonological Differences affect Second Language Acquisition Phonological differences between languages--that is, the difference in the sounds that make up different languages--have a major effect on how easy or hard it is for a person to learn a second language. It is far easier for one to learn a new language with a similar phonology to his first language.
Gesell's Theories on Acquiring Language Arnold Gesell was a psychologist and pediatrician who was a pioneer in the field of childhood development. The language acquisition theories about maturation by Gesell are still used as important benchmarks in measuring development. This includes timetables for language acquisition.
An Introduction to Cognates Students need to learn is what a cognate is and when to trust or mistrust them. This brief article is good for teachers of any second language and is meant for beginning students, from junior high through college age.
Avoid the Top Five Reasons Some Spanish Learners Don't Get It There's no doubt about it: learning any foreign language can be a difficult, time-consuming, and an almost never-ending task. But some foreign language learners doom themselves to failure almost from the beginning. Here are five reasons why some Spanish learners fail and how to avoid them.