Developmental Psycholinguistics; First Language Acquisition And Indispensability Of Input

Research Article
Ritika Sinha
First Language, Language, Acquisition

Psycholinguistics studies the relation between human psychology and language. Developmental Psycholinguistics aims to unearth the progressive process of language acquisition in humans. Language acquisition is the process by which language develops in humans. First language acquisition in humans is instinctive, spontaneous, unconscious and enduring. There are different theories on Language Acquisition by which we learn to use language in meaningful ways to communicate. The Linguistic Input from the adults plays an indispensable role in Language Acquisition and is a precursor for the hierarchical development of communicative faculty in infants.