It is natural if you want, but without the conceptualizing power of language which is NOT natural since it is an invention of Homo Sapiens, there is no “abstract” concept of “dog” and even so the abstract concept of dog is quite different in Greenland and in Saudi Arabia, and they will necessarily use different words in different languages and teaching the language or the languages of the environment of a kid to that kid is absolutely and only pedagogical even if parents speaking to their newborns do not necessarily know they are “teaching” the language or languages the kids will know and use later.

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Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, PhD in Germanic Linguistics (University Lille III) and ESP Teaching (University Bordeaux II) has been teaching all types of ESP

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