Analytical Review of Universal Grammar (UG) Approach on Second Language Acquisition (SLA)

Irwandy M.Pd


The aim of this paper is to explore the analysis of Universal Grammar (UG) approach on Second Language Acquisition (SLA). This paper is significant as the sources for teacher or researcher of the second language since this elaboration is deeply focusing on the use of UG on SLA. The method used in this academic writing is inductive method of writing. Three main analyses namely Construct Knowledge of Language, Acquiring Language and Language Use are elaborated strongly in this paper. Furthermore, this paper concludes that UG is very important on teaching and learning of the second language in Indonesia.

Keywords: Universal Grammar (UG), Second Language Acquisition (SLA)

Full Text:



Celce-Murcia, M. (2001). Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language. Third Edition. Heinle: Language Learning.

Chomsky, N. (2004). Beyond Explanatory Adequacy. Structures and Beyond. Belletti Adriana (ed). The Cartography of Syntactic Structure Vol 3. Oxford: OUP. pp. 104–131

Harmer, J. (2007). The Practice of English Language Teaching. Fourth Edition. Cambridge: Pearson Longman.

Hiep, P.H. (2005). “Imported” Communicative Language Teaching Implications for Local Teachers. Journal of English Teaching Forum. 43 (4) 2-9.

Johannson, S. (1991). Universal Grammar and Innateness Hypothesis. In accessed on October, 24 - 2013

Larsen-Freeman, D and Anderson, M. (2011). Techniques & Priciples in Language Teaching. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Vanpatten, B and Benati, A.G. (2010). Key Terms in Second Language Acquisition.

London: Continuum International Pub.


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

2010-2023 (CC-BY) Australian International Academic Centre PTY.LTD.

Advances in Language and Literary Studies

You may require to add the '' domain to your e-mail 'safe list’ If you do not receive e-mail in your 'inbox'. Otherwise, you may check your 'Spam mail' or 'junk mail' folders.