Study on the Application of Infants' Brain Neural Mechanism of Native Language Learning in English Teaching

By Bi, Yujuan; Du, Xiujie | Kuram ve Uygulamada Egitim Bilimleri, December 2018 | Go to article overview

Study on the Application of Infants' Brain Neural Mechanism of Native Language Learning in English Teaching


Bi, Yujuan, Du, Xiujie, Kuram ve Uygulamada Egitim Bilimleri


The language learning and dissemination is a prerequisite and an important basis for the development of human society. In the process of language learning, all people can learn and master their native language easily in their infancy and childhood. However, in their adolescence or adulthood with a better physical basis and cognitive ability, they always feel extremely hard to learn a foreign or a second language. The reasons for this phenomenon are worth our attention and researches.

From translational learning to direct learning and from listening and speaking learning to communicative learning, theories and methods of English education have emerged in recent years. Although these methods can help English learning and teaching in certain aspects, they cannot comprehensively improve the quality of English education because of limitations of each method, and ultimately face the fate of being eliminated (Yan, 2013). Therefore, only with a relatively clear understanding and study of the essential process and internal mechanism of language learning, especially foreign language learning, can we find the methods and theories that truly solve the problem of language learning.

At present, domestic and foreign studies on language learning mainly focus on the description and interpretation of language learning models and language learning processes, but few progress or a clear understanding and conclusion has been made on the nature of language learning, such as whether the human is born with language learning ability, whether the ability to learn language during infants and young children reflects the innate developmental function of the brain, and the application of the brain cognitive neural mechanism in foreign language education and teaching (Dehaenelambertz, Hertzpannier & Dubois, 2006). Starting from the cognitive mechanism and law of the brain in the language learning, the study on the nature of language learning, especially the infants' cognitive mechanism in the native language learning, should become the main focus of foreign language learning and education, and plays an important role and dominant position in the future English teaching or foreign language teaching. Only in-depth understanding of the brain neurocognitive mechanism in the language learning can truly overcome the difficulties and challenges in the target language learning and education, and then provides scientific and reasonable guidance for language education and teaching.

With the rapid development of computer technology, bioengineering science, and brain imaging technology, as well as corresponding inter-disciplines, many domestic and foreign scholars have conducted in-depth studies on neurolinguistics and brain neurocognitive science, and re-explored and explained the interactive effects and process of brain development, learning cognition, and language learning (Gazzaniga & Bizzi, 2000). Many academic researches on the brain science mechanism in the native language learning have sprung up continuously. They have elaborated in depth the language feature perception ability, brain plasticity, and brain computational neurological characterization involved in infants' native language learning, providing new theoretical guidance and a scientific and effective learning method for English education and teaching dilemma.

Brain Neurocognitive Mechanism in Infants' native language Learning

In recent years, people have made breakthroughs in the understanding of linguistic structure models and language learning process with the study on the cognitive mechanisms in infants' native language learning based on the neurolinguistics. Infants, with the inborn ability of linguistic feature perception and high-speed computation of language's neuro-expression, can naturally and automatically process the perceived language materials and speech materials, and quickly learn and master the morphemes, language vocabularies, and internal laws of the distribution of words and sentences by exploring the pronunciation and acoustic and perceptual features of the language (Dehaenelambertz, Hertzpannier & Dubois, 2006; Kuhl, 2010). …

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