There is widespread consensus among scholars that second language acquisition (SLA) emerged as a distinct field of research from the late 1950s to early 1960s.
There is a high level of agreement that the following questions 1.___________ have possessed the most attention of researchers in this area: 2.___________ ·Is it possible to acquire an additional language in the same sense
one acquires a first language? 3. __________ ·What is the explanation for the fact adults have more difficulty in 4.__________
acquiring additional languages than children have?
· What motivates people to acquire additional languages?
· What is the role of the language teaching in the acquisition of an 5.__________ additional language?
·What sociocultural factors, if any, are relevant in studying the learning of additional languages?
From a check of the literature of the field it is clear that all the 6.__________ approaches adopted to study the phenomena of SLA so far have one thing in common: The perspective adopted to view the acquiring of an
additional language is that of an individual attempts to do so. Whether 7.__________ one labels it “learning” or “acquiring” an additional language, it is an
individual accomplishment or what is under focus is the cognitive, 8.__________ psychological, and institutional status of an individual. That is, the
spotlight is on what mental capabilities are involving, what psychological 9.___________ factors play a role in the learning or acquisition, and whether the target
language is learnt in the classroom or acquired through social touch with 10.__________ native speakers.