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Scirj Volume III, Issue VII, July 2015 Edition
ISSN: 2201-2796

Child Language Acquisition Monolingual vs. Bilingual: A Theoretical Analysis

Niruba Sarath Jayasundara

Abstract: The present study discusses about the monolingual and bilingual child language acquisition on theoretical concern and the varied language acquisition processes which reflect in the language competence of both monolingual and bilingual child. It provides a detailed account of the different terminologies exist in literature of child language acquisition, particularizing the notion of Chomsky’s Universal Grammar (UG). It links and differentiates the study of language acquisition of monolingual children from the bilingual in light of four important criteria. Finally the papers suggest/points out as a concluding note how the study of child bilingualism could make a significant contribution in the area of language acquisition research.

Reference this Paper: Child Language Acquisition Monolingual vs. Bilingual: A Theoretical Analysis by Niruba Sarath Jayasundara published at: "Scientific Research Journal (Scirj), Volume III, Issue VII, July 2015 Edition, Page 31-34 ".

Search Terms: Language Acquisition, Language Development, Bilingual Acquisition, Monolingual Child, Bilingual Child, Universal Grammar

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