Globish – better global understanding

Globish is the name for a subset of the English language that non-native English speakers adopt in the context of international business. It is a sort of “light English” that uses a subset of standard English grammar and a list of 1500 English words. The name Globish is the merger of the world “global” and “English”. The inventor… Read More Globish – better global understanding

The critical period hypothesis in language acquisition

When learning about the process of language acquisition, two approaches are normally distinguished: The behavioural approach and the nativist approach. In this article we are going to explain the different approaches paying special attention to  the Critical Period Hypothesis. – The Behaviouristic Approach maintains that children acquire the language through environmental components: learner imitation, practice,… Read More The critical period hypothesis in language acquisition