Three factors in the design and acquisition of language
Article first published online: 22 JUN 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science
Volume 3, Issue 5, pages 493–499, September/October 2012
How to Cite
O'Grady, W. (2012), Three factors in the design and acquisition of language. WIREs Cogn Sci, 3: 493–499. doi: 10.1002/wcs.1188
- Issue published online: 10 AUG 2012
- Article first published online: 22 JUN 2012
Recent advances in linguistic theory offer new proposals about the factors that are crucial to understanding the design and acquisition of language—the genetic endowment, experience, and principles not specific to the language faculty. Of particular interest is the third of these factors, whose importance is now widely recognized, raising questions about its character, its role in shaping the language faculty, and its impact on the future of linguistic research. WIREs Cogn Sci 2012 doi: 10.1002/wcs.1188
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