Nativism - Chomsky

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  • Critiqued Skinner's theories 
  • Ability to use language is innate for all humans
  • Language Acquistion Device (LAD) refers to 'hard-wiring' of the human brain
  • Children constantly create unique utterances
  • Used term 'virtuos error' to refer to non standard forms which have own eternal logic
  • Common examples of virtuos errors include formation of past tenses in verbs and plurals…


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