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Biolinguistics, the ‘Magnetic’ Mechanism of Language Faculty and Language Acquisition

Show simple item record Shormani,Mohammed Q. 2018-07-25T10:41:21Z 2018-07-25T10:41:21Z 2015
dc.identifier.issn 2210-1578
dc.description.abstract Linguists, language teachers and educators are most of the time confronted with questions as to what knowledge of language is, how it develops in children, how they acquire it, etc. If the assumption that children are innately, genetically and biologically endowed with a language faculty is correct, then, again several other questions are imposed. The latter include questions such as what this language faculty is, what it contains that allows children to acquire any language, in addition to their L1, how this “containment” looks like, and more importantly, how it works. This paper, thus, addresses these issues from biological and physical perspectives, hence, correlating both aspects with language acquisition process. It proposes a novel theory of human language faculty working mechanism, arguing that there is a ‘magnetic mechanism’ underlying the biological architecture that makes it able to “attract” all and only human languages. This mechanism enables both children and adults to acquire any language(s), controlled by distance (i.e. nearness/farness) of such language(s) from the language faculty, and velocity of attraction. The theory has pedagogical implications for language acquisition of L1, L2, L3… Ln, and in both cases, viz. child as well as adult language acquisition. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Bahrain en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International *
dc.subject biolinguistics en_US
dc.subject physics en_US
dc.subject language faculty en_US
dc.subject knowledge of language en_US
dc.subject Universal Grammar en_US
dc.subject magneticity en_US
dc.subject language acquisition en_US
dc.title Biolinguistics, the ‘Magnetic’ Mechanism of Language Faculty and Language Acquisition en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.volume 04
dc.issue 01
dc.source.title Journal of Teaching and Teacher Education
dc.abbreviatedsourcetitle JTTE

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