Critical period refers to period of development during which certain basic structures are formed or a child is most vulnerable or responsive to environmental influences it refers to Lenneberg's hypothesis that language development has a biological basis and there is a time in infancy when particular neurological faculties develop. It states that if certain internal or external conditions related to language development are missing, then a child will never be able to acquire language.

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