Assess the Critical Period Hypothesis in Second Language Acquisition

Lihong Du

Abstract


The Critical Period Hypothesis aims to investigate the reason for significant difference between first language acquisition and second language acquisition. Over the past few decades, researchers carried out a series of studies to test the validity of the hypothesis. Although there were certain limitations in these studies, most of their results supported the hypothesis.


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English Language Teaching       ISSN 1916-4742 (Print)   ISSN  1916-4750 (Online)

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