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Innateness and Parameter Setting

  • By: Stephen Crain & Rosalind Thornton
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

There have been major advances in linguistic theory in the past 50 years, and some of them have led to corresponding advances in understanding how children acquire language. Advances on both fronts resulted from the shift from rule-based theories of grammar ...