The Relevance of Systematicity to Chaos Complexity Theory

Kamran Mehrgan


It is alleged that linguistic development is governed by some systematicity which is available to many second language acquirers. Scholars hold that linguistic capacities are systematic. Some state that systematicity exists in the first and second language acquisition. However, this systematicity is affected by some chaotic behaviors. The present article endeavors to investigate the issues of systematicity and chaos and depicts the critical views to the systematicity and chaos in language development.


Systematicity; Chaos; Chaotic behavior; First Language Acquisition; Second Language Acquisition; Emergentism.

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