The Study of SLA Developmental Sequences in Students’ Writing Skill

The linguists state that there are developmental sequences when the learners acquire second language. Schumann (1979), for instance, found that there were predictable sequences in negation in second language learning regardless the learners’ first language background. Krashen (1972), in his monitor model, includes natural order hypothesis in one of his hypotheses. He says that “second […]

Why could children acquire their mother tongue effortlessly and easily?

By Muhammad Syahruzzaky Recently, I’m reading some books about second language acquisition. By chance, I found an interesting topic about “The logical problem of language learning”. This term talks about the phenomenon found in children who can acquire their mother tongue effortlessly and easily. The behaviourists say that they imitate the people around them, […]