Write a paper which includes these issues:
• What was the purpose of the research/article?
• What were the results or findings of the research?
• What can be concluded from the research? Are there any future recommendations or limitations that were discussed by the authors?
• What impact or potential does this research have in the ‘real world’ lives of everyday people?
• What future directions should research in this area possibly go?
This material may consist of step-by-step explanations on how to solve a problem or examples of proper writing, including the use of citations, references, bibliographies, and formatting. This material is made available for the sole purpose of studying and learning - misuse is strictly forbidden.When Noam Chomsky published his book Synctactic Structures, he claimed that language and its acquisition was hard-coded in the human genes (Goldstein, 2011). He proposed the existence of a Language Acquisition Device – a module in the brain that explains the seemingly innate tendency of children to acquire a language at a young age (Chomsky, 1965).
But to what extent is it true that there is only a specific period in an individual’s life that they can acquire a language? In this paper, I will discuss two research papers on second language acquisition.
The first of these papers – ‘Executive and phonological processes in second language acquisition’ (de Abreau et al, 2012) – seeks to examine the existence of a variable that links together the executive process believed to be responsible for the acquisition of a language viz. working memory, phonological short term memory, phonological awareness and proficiency across languages....