When the child starts to gain language? He starts earlier than most of
us think and ends much later than we think too, because there is an end of
sound and grammar acquisition, but there is always some new world learn,
therefore, it is an ongoing process.
The child starts learning language by imitation and exploring through babbling,
then he uses a one word sentence, next a
two word sentence, and later a whole sentence where he begins to expand his language
which is not confined to speaking, but also to reading and writing skills too.
Many scientists studied languages acquisition and developed theories about
vocabulary, discourse, and grammar acquisition which is not just applicable
only to the English language, but also to other languages too. Literacy is not
restrained in its use in education or at work, it is part of our everyday life
in malls, restaurants, and even within the same families where literacy
practice is encouraged to help the child to grasp and understand the use of
language, to have confidence in delivering deliver his messages properly in written
and spoken form, and to express his intentions and personality according to the
image he wants to deliver to the people around him.
The orthography system of the English has its downsides which cause some
difficulties that the child needs to overcome to have a good command over the
language, but it has its upsides that simplify the learning of this language.
Currently English is an international language that is not just used by native
speakers but also by non-native speakers. Through the course of learning English there are different and similar
problems that both speakers face because two third of the children around the
world are born in bilingual environment.
The language was among the first inventions of the human being, it has
its various system that represent people’s identity and history that has been
passed on through generations. allowing the new generations to express their
own time by their own terms which gives the language new words and uses, caused
the language to change constantly according to people’s need.
The theories about language acquisition were an effort of many scientists
that study one language perspective at the time grammar ,discourse…etc. Getting
those bits and pieces into the jigsaw of language acquisition gives us the big
picture and its complexity and wondering nature.