I think we should start posting and sharing our ideas here. I am not sure of what to start with today! Let’s see:
Cognitive pruning, as claimed by Brown (1972), involves the process of eliminating unnecessary clutter from and that of allowing more useful information or aspects to fill in the gaps into the cognitive field. Very interestingly, some of the already-learned small aspects gradually lose their value and identity in their own right and get subsumed into a single larger aspect or structure. The small aspects are thus pruned out and the larger aspect assumes the role of all the small aspects combined together. And thus, learners learn the language, leaving behind those aspects that are no longer needed in communicating ideas.
Would anyone like to add, please?
Raj, U of R