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Earlier, the subject of correcting child #language came up. That's a perfect segue to patterns of #acquisition for kids & adults

Both groups of learners will tend to go thru predictable patterns of errors and stages, regardless of language. Let's discuss some examples
U-shaped behavior: this is when someone gets super good at something, gets worse for awhile, then improves again

#languageteachers see this a lot and it's frustrating when you think, wait, "Student X just used the past tense perfectly all quarter! What are they doing now?!"
Overapplication: Maybe your kid or student learned how to form plurals! Except now, everything is marked (or double marked) for plural and you may hear things like gooses, dogses, rices, etc
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