A first language, native language or mother/father/parent tongue (also known as arterial language or L1), is a language that a person has been exposed to from birth or within the critical period. In some countries, the term native language or mother tongue refers to the language of one's ethnic group rather than one's first language.
Sometimes, the term "mother tongue" or "mother language" is used for the language that a person learned as a child (usually from their parents). Children growing up in bilingual homes can, according to this definition, have more than one mother tongue or native language.
The first language of a child is part of that child's personal, social, and cultural identity. Another impact of the first language is that it brings about the reflection and learning of successful social patterns of acting and speaking.[clarification needed] It is basically responsible for differentiating the linguistic competence of acting.[clarification needed] While some argue that there is no such thing as a "native speaker" or a "mother tongue", it is important[in what context?] to understand the key terms as well as to understand what it means to be a "non-native" speaker and the implications that can have on one's life. Research suggests that while a non-native speaker may develop fluency in a targeted language after about two years of immersion, it can take between five and seven years for that child to be on the same working level as their native-speaking counterparts .
Why Mother Tongue? It is predicted that between 50 and 90 percent of endangered languages will disappear by the next century. When the world loses a language, we all lose an important piece of human history, and a community loses its ability to connect and communicate with its past.
Why this group? In the current scenario, there is a lot of things we can do with respect to technologies specifically on AI and we want to interexchange idea, thoughts and share out knowledge. May be picked up and learn new language as we grow.
Where is this event? This will be purely online and targeted to central America time (CST).
Do I have to technologies expert? It is totally not needed but we may need your help and expertise.
What technologies are you going to cover? Anything and everything to resolve Mother Tongue and/or lexicons.
Do I have to be in the USA to attend this? Not necessary
I don't know English, can still attend this? You very welcome, we know many technologically help as a non-English speaker and that is what the idea to explore here.
Do you record the session? We were intent to record the session and make publicly available.