Chomsky’s Theory of Language Development


Key points of Chomsky’s Theory of Language Develop

A child's brain is biologically determined to pick up language.

The brain is 'hard-wired' for language.

Just from hearing language, children's brains are triggered to interpret and pick up the structures of language.

All human language esstientially has the same underlying principles.

We all have a Language Acquisition Device (LAD).

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The Language Acquisition Device (LAD)

This is simply the brain, as a 'device', for picking up language.

Grammar is never taught explicitly.

Learning the language rules 'just happens' from the way the brain is wired up.

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