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    Desribe how children acquire their mother tongue

    I am currently a student in the London Teacher Training College attempting this question: describe how children acquire their mother tongue. In aswering the question I tried to explain the controversy among the behaviorists, innatists and the interactionists on how the mother tongue is acquired. I then followed it with the description of the stages children pass through in the course of mother tongue acquisition. Yet to make a conclusion. Please I want to know whether I have taken the right direction in answering the question.

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    Re: Desribe how children acquire their mother tongue

    Quote Originally Posted by jmuadth View Post
    I am currently a student in the London Teacher Training College attempting this question: describe how children acquire their mother tongue. In aswering the question I tried to explain the controversy among the behaviorists, innatists and the interactionists on how the mother tongue is acquired. I then followed it with the description of the stages children pass through in the course of mother tongue acquisition. Yet to make a conclusion. Please I want to know whether I have taken the right direction in answering the question.
    That sounds reasonable. You might get extra marks if you had an opinion about which theory was more likely to be correct, and could back it up with evidence.

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