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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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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
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