Friday, 20 April 2007

You wild child you

Thinking about Child Language Acquisition revision we started talking about Genie, the girl who featured in a Channel Four documentary a while ago. Feral children are children who have been for some reason isolated from other humans; they may have been abused or they may simply have been abandoned. History is rife with stories of children being raised by animals (anyone remember Romulus and Remus and the founding of Rome?) although I read somewhere that the wolf stories in particular may have originated from prudishness - the Latin for wolf being lupus, which is very similar to lupa - meaning prostitute. Anyway, I was searching on the web for interesting CLA related info and found this excellent website:

Some of which is relevant to English Language and some of which is not.

So there.

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