Critical period hypothesis on foreign language acquisition: a case of Indonesian learner of English

Fitriyah, Ulil, Uyen, Truong Thao and Isnaini, Nur Alfiana (2023) Critical period hypothesis on foreign language acquisition: a case of Indonesian learner of English. Presented at The 4th Annual International Conference on Language, Literature and Media (AICOLLIM 2022), 21-22 Sep 2022, Malang, Indonesia.

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Abstract

This essay aims to investigate and further scrutinize Lenneberg's crucial era hypothesis theory (1967). This research presents the findings of an investigation of CPH's work on foreign language acquisition rather than looking into its efforts to learn a second language. The objective is to confirm the CPH theory's application to learning a foreign language. Data were gathered using the narrative inquiry method by interviewing participants and asking them to describe their experiences learning English. This study demonstrated that the CPH theory also applies to learning a second language. The finding suggested that it is easier for young learners to obtain the target language since their brains are still flexible and sensitive. Even if there is a slight chance for a foreign language learner to acquire morphology similar to that of a native speaker, an early start in exposing children to language learning will enable them to learn the language quickly.

Item Type: Conference (Paper)
Keywords: critical period hypothesis; foreign language acquisition; language attainment; Indonesian EFL learner
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2003 Language Studies > 200302 English Language
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Department of English Language and Letters
Depositing User: Ulil Fitriyah
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2023 06:00

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