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What is a theory of language learning?

 

Definition
 

A theory of language learning is an account of the psycholinguistic and cognitive processes involved in learning a language and of the conditions that need to be met in order for these processes to take place.

Kinds
  Here are some kinds of theories of language learning:
 
  • Process-oriented theories, and
  • Condition-oriented theories

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