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Individual Differences in First Language Acquisition

Kidd, Evan; Donnelly, Seamus


Humans vary in almost every dimension imaginable, and language is no exception. In this article, we review the past research that has focused on individual differences (IDs) in first language acquisition. We first consider how different theoretical traditions in language acquisition treat IDs, and we argue that a focus on IDs is important given its potential to reveal the developmental dynamics and architectural constraints of the linguistic system. We then review IDs research that has examined...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Annual Review of Linguistics
DOI: 10.1146/annurev-linguistics-011619-030326


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