Lenneberg

When did Lenneberg create the hypothesis?
1967
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What did he suggest?
The period up to the age of five is critical to language acquisition as the human brain is designed to acquire language during this period.
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What did he believe happened if the period passed and a child had not yet acquired language?
Normal language is no longer possible.
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What research supported his theory?
Feral children, Genie (aged 13) and Victor (aged 12)
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Which other theory does this link to?
Chomsky's Nativist theory
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The period up to the age of five is critical to language acquisition as the human brain is designed to acquire language during this period.

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