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A Brief Review on Influence Factors of Second Language Acquisition in Children

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DOI: 10.23977/ICEIPI2020008


Jia Song

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Jia Song


The present review systematically summarized the internal as well as external factors influencing children second language acquisition in light of a considerable number of previous empirical researches. Among which motivation, personal characteristics and aptitude, age of acquisition, and interdependence of language were explained as internal factors, socioeconomic status and exposure of language at home were explained as external factors. It also emphasized on how those factors exert differential impact on various linguistic domains in second language. The present review attempted to gain a comprehensive interpretation to the individual difference of second language acquisition in children so as to provide instructive overview to teaching practice as well as relevant studies conducted subsequently.


Second language acquisition, children, influence factors

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