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Learning a Second Language

Lecture no. 8 from the course: How We Learn

Learning a Second Language

Taught by Professor Monisha Pasupathi | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

If learning a native language occurs almost without effort, why is it so hard to learn a second language, particularly after childhood? Examine this question in light of experiments to teach human language to other species, which provide intriguing clues for the difficulties adult language learners face.

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d********m
October 10, 2016
Great video but apes don't learn how to speak in sign language. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIOQgY1tqrU&feature=youtu.be&t=1h18m40s

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g********m
August 23, 2015
It is fascinating how babies possess the ability of finding their way into the labirinth of speech, and learn their first language easily and effortlessly!

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