Scientific Bulletin of Namangan State University


This paper discusses the role of age in Second Language Acquisition and presents the different results of relevant researches on this topic. It also compares the results and conclusions of researches conducted by 20 scholars, linguistics and researchers. Furthermore, it explains why and when this issue began to draw attention of linguistics along with interpretating the Critical Period Hypothesis by Lenneberg ( 1967). It further aims to examine whether young L2 learners are better than adult L2 learners. Taking all research together, it concludes that even though adult second language learners may achieve particular succes in SLA especially in terms of grammar, the early age in SLA is supported considering the fact that young learners will eventually surpass adult second language learners in final stage of acquisition.

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