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there is no autonomous, special-purpose ‘language acquisition device’ that is responsible for language acquisition and language processing;
language is ‘usage-based’ in that it is a product of physical interaction with the world;
a single set of cognitive processes operates across all areas of language, and these processes are involved in other types of knowledge and learning besides language;
words provide only a limited and imperfect means of expression;
language is inherently meaningful although grammatical meanings are more abstract than lexical meanings.
KeywordsLanguage Learning Language Teaching Lexical Meaning Language Classroom Cognitive Linguistic
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