Grammatical Subjects in home sign: Abstract linguistic structure in adult primary gesture systems without linguistic input.

  title={Grammatical Subjects in home sign: Abstract linguistic structure in adult primary gesture systems without linguistic input.},
  author={Marie Coppola and Elissa L. Newport},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={102 52},
Language ordinarily emerges in young children as a consequence of both linguistic experience (for example, exposure to a spoken or signed language) and innate abilities (for example, the ability to acquire certain types of language patterns). One way to discern which aspects of language acquisition are controlled by experience and which arise from innate factors is to remove or manipulate linguistic input. However, experimental manipulations that involve depriving a child of language input are… CONTINUE READING
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