Second Language Acquisition
“Man is a social Animal”
Just think about the creation of human beings. It is universally believed that our fore-father Hazrat Adam was alone in paradise but was bored and tired of loneliness so he requested God to create another human being to accompany him and thus Eve was created. Now just imagine if a
man gets bored even in the paradise without women‘s company then how
a man can live alone in this world not even a little comparable with paradise.
So, Aristotle‘s saying is m
ore than certain that man cannot live alone; he has to live in company for proper living. And living in company one needs to communicate his ideas, needs and thoughts to the others. And this need was felt when man started life on the Earth and whatever system whether signaling or consisting of articulated sounds he used is called language.
What is Language? Bloch and Trager
A language is a system of arbitrary vocal symbols by means of which a social group cooperates .
Language is purely human and non-instinctive method of communication ideas, emotions and desires by means of voluntarily reduced symbols.
The institutions whereby human communicate and interact with each other by means of habitually used oral auditory arbitrary symbols.
Language is a set of human habits, the purpose of which is to give expression to thought and feelings and specially to impart tem to others.
Language is the expression of ideas by means of which te speech sounds are combined into words, words are combined into sentences and combination of sentences gives answer to ideas and thoughts.