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Psychology and Public Media

Critical Period Hypothesis in Language Acquisition


Chiheng Jiang * 1

1 Wuhan University

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Chiheng Jiang


critical period hypothesis, age effect, language acquisition, implicate learning


Critical period hypothesis, a popular topic of great significance in language acquisition, was initially deprived from first language acquisition, and further applied to second language acquisition though disputes remain. Former researchers have done myriads of empirical study and concluded diverse theories. This paper purports to briefly review former researches of critical period hypothesis in both first language acquisition and second language acquisition, and then try to probe its interrelation with age effect and implicit learning.


Chiheng Jiang. Critical Period Hypothesis in Language Acquisition. LNEP (2021) LNEP ICEIPI 2021: 1-5. DOI: 10.54254/lnep.iceipi.2021152.


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