Language acquisition in the absence of experience

@article{Crain1991LanguageAI,
  title={Language acquisition in the absence of experience},
  author={Stephen Crain},
  journal={Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  year={1991},
  volume={14},
  pages={597 - 612}
}
  • S. Crain
  • Published 1 December 1991
  • Linguistics
  • Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Abstract A fundamental goal of linguistic theory is to explain how natural languages are acquired. This paper describes some recent findings on how learners acquire syntactic knowledge for which there is little, if any, decisive evidence from the environment. The first section presents several general observations about language acquisition that linguistic theory has tried to explain and discusses the thesis that certain linguistic properties are innate because they appear universally and in… 

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