What is Acoustic phonetics ?
What is assimilation ?
What is the contrastive Analysis Hypothesis ?
I want to know what is the nativist theory ?
Sp.: accoustic phonetics. Using physics to study language sounds.
Nativist theories hold that children are born with an innate propensity for language acquisition, and that this ability makes the task of learning a first language easier than it would otherwise be.
Assimilation: (Linguistics) The process by which a sound is modified so that it becomes similar or identical to an adjacent or nearby sound. For example, the prefix in- becomes im- in impossible by assimilation to the labial p of possible.
Hmm. I'm getting old and senile. For a few hours, I thought accoustic was the correct English spelling, or most common, and felt sorry the OP had the wrong spelling. Maybe I should start drinking more green tea. What Romance language was I confusing the word with?