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Element 13 – The Complexity of Language Acquisition

  Element 13 – The Complexity of Language Acquisition Many excellent researchers study second language acquisition (SLA). They want to answer this question: “How do people acquire a second language?” But these researchers face complex and hard problems. Each learner and learning situation is uniquely complex. Acquisition is a complex physical, psychological, and social process. […]

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Element 14 – Applied Linguistics

The Dark Side of Linguistics Applied In the 1920s, Francisco Franco was the youngest general in Spain. Being conservative and a man of tradition, he was shocked when, in 1931, Spain removed the Monarchy and replaced it with a republic.A few years later, the conservatives lost the elections, and Franco and his friends took drastic […]

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