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acquisition
used in The Tipping Point

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Definition
obtaining possession of something; or the thing possessed
  • The answer has always been that language is a skill acquired laterally — that what children pick up from other children is as, or more, important in the acquisition of language as what they pick up at home.
    Chapter 7 (70% in)
  • One member of the team that met to discuss the Emily tapes, Carol Fleisher Feldman, later wrote: In general, her speech to herself is so much richer and more complex [than her speech to adults] that it has made all of us, as students of language development, begin to wonder whether the picture of language acquisition offered in the literature to date does not underrepresent the actual patterns of the linguistic knowledge of the young child.
    Chapter 3 (71% in)

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