‘Intelligence and First Language Acquisition’ by Farid Ghaemi & Farzaneh Sabokrouh

Abstract

This paper focuses the link between intelligence and first language development (acquisition). First, it reviews the existing theories of intelligence and then briefly highlights the gist of the studies concerning the interdependency of first language acquisition and intelligence. Finally, it concludes that the present attempts regarding the exploration of the nature of the interrelationship between child language acquisition and intelligence is mainly focused on general intelligence (g) factor and few, if any, attempts have been made to discover the connections of the more modern theories of intelligence such as multiple intelligences or emotional intelligence and first language acquisition.

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