Faculty Articles

Title

A Review of the Developmental Implications of Language Acquisition

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2017

Publication Title

IAHRW International Journal of Social Sciences Review

ISSN

2347-3797

Volume

8

Issue/No.

4

Abstract

The present review focuses on the environmental influences on childhood language acquisition with a particular emphasis on the exploration of possible gender differences and subsequent cognitive performance. The reviewed research suggests that sub-optimal rearing environments could negatively affect language development. Additionally, the literature in the domain of language development in children points to a moderational role played by the environment as well as gender in children's acquisition of language. This review also evaluates the later developmental effects of early language acquisition with particular emphasis on later intelligence scores, reading comprehension, and school achievement.

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