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The Guided Acquisition of First Language

by Ernst L. Moerk

Language is in the training, claims Ernst L. Moerk, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at California State University. Moerk provides abundant evidence that, from birth, children learn to use language by practicing conversation with their caretakers, taking their cues from negative and positive reinforcement. Moerk clears away the speculation of the "nativist" theories of language acquisition by presenting an extensive review of research, leaving the reader with a cogent theoretical framework that thoroughly explains the human ability to converse.

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