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Moedertaalverwerwing en implikasies daarvan vir kommunikatiewe tweedetaalonderrig

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dc.contributor.author Mongiat MD (nee Greeff) en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T09:55:49Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T09:55:49Z
dc.date.created 1992 en
dc.date.submitted 1992 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/66087
dc.description.abstract According to Chomsky and other linguists who believe in the innatist hypothesis, every normal human being has an inborn ability to acquire his mother tongue in a relatively short space of time. However, research seems to indicate that unless the child is in a normal environment at the critical stage for language acquisition, he will not acquire his mother tongue. The innate ability thus requires stimulation from the environment: plenty of exposure to the language in informal social situations in a supportive atmosphere. Research into mother-tongue acquisition has distinct implications for second-language acquisition in early childhood. The second-language teacher can take advantage of the language-acquisition ability of the child and re-create in the classroom the conditions described above under which the child acquires his mother tongue. In this dissertation various language-acquisition theories are discussed and analysed in order to identify aspects of mother-tongue acquisition which are relevant to a communicative approach to the acquisition of Afrikaans as a second language in the multilingual South African situation. It is concluded that the need to communicate must be as strong in acquiring the target language as it is in acquiring the mother tongue to ensure successful second-language acquisition. If advantage is taken of the same circumstances that surround mother-tongue acquisition, that is a warm supportive environment, plenty of input, a certain amount of caretaker speech and focus on meaning, not on errors, second-language acquisition will be facilitated. en
dc.language Afrikaans en
dc.subject 020 Education en
dc.subject Linguistics en
dc.subject Psycholinguistics en
dc.title Moedertaalverwerwing en implikasies daarvan vir kommunikatiewe tweedetaalonderrig en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en

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