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Quotes & Commentary #20: John Locke

Let us then suppose the mind to be, as we say, white paper, void of all characters, without any ideas; how comes it to be furnished?

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Quotes And Commentary

Without recursion, language cannot exist

Universal Grammar is the idea that humans have a core linguistic capacity genetically endowed within their brains. It (minimally) consists of a basic function that permits atomic constituents of language to be integrated together into structures, and for those larger structures to be integrated with other constituents, … 1,100 more words


Evidence Rebuts Chomsky's Theory of Language Learning

Much of Noam Chomsky’s revolution in linguistics—including its account of the way we learn languages—is being overturned. Paul Ibbotson and Michael Tomasello in Scientific American

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Review: Chomsky for Beginners

Chomsky for Beginners by David Cogswell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As a linguistics student, reading about Chomsky reminds me that even a practitioner on the humanities could make a significant contribution on how we run our world. 197 more words