Acquisition Planning and Language Acquisition by Indonesian Four-year Old Children

Imam Surbakti, Khairani Hayat Situmorang


This study aims at describing of acquisition planning and language acquisition by four-year old children. The objectives of this study were to find out the characteristics of Indonesian language acquisition of four-year old children who study at kindergarten and who do not ones and acquisition planning in the kindergarten. To achieve the objectives, this study was conducted by applying qualitative research. It is a kind of multi-case study. The subjects of this study were the children who study in the kindergarten and who do not ones. And the objects of this research were the utterances which contained characteristics of language acquisition uttered by the children and the implementation of acquisition planning in a kindergarten. The data were collected by using content analysis technique. The data were analyzed based on the theory of characteristics of language acquisition and the interview was conducted to get the answer of how the kindergarten school implements the acquisition planning. Based on the results of this study, the children’s utterances that study in kindergarten is better than children who don’t study, in their language development and have more vocabulary and can use them more appropriately compared to the chidren who only stayed at home as the effect of the acquisition planning applied in the kindergarten.

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