THE INDIVIDUAL AND HIS LANGUAGE THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
Keywords:origins of language, developmental processes, speech community
Language is for most people the most important way of expressing and exploring their individuality. The urge to convey one's needs effectively to other people is one of the fundamental origins of language, and this becomes successively more complex as the individual develops and as human affairs become more intricate. This urge compels an individual to attain the mastery of his language (both Language 1 (L1) and Language 2 (L2). This paper examined the processes that are involved in language acquisition and language learning, the obstacles an individual encounters and the essence of language in his life. The main thesis of this paper is therefore that an individual should be adequately exposed to one language at a time as well as a 'natural' conducive second language learning situation. This, it is believed, will enable him to attain the mastery of his language in order to marshal facts and arguments in such a way as to gain maximum attention.