Language and cognitive development in a grammatical sli boy: Modularity and innateness

@article{Lely1997LanguageAC,
  title={Language and cognitive development in a grammatical sli boy: Modularity and innateness},
  author={Heather K. J. van der Lely},
  journal={Journal of Neurolinguistics},
  year={1997},
  volume={10},
  pages={75-107}
}
This paper aims to provide insight into the contentious issue of the hypothesised innate basis to domain specific, modular aspects of language [Fodor, F. J., The Modulati@ of Mind. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1983; Chomsky, N., Lectures on government and binding. Foris, Dordrecht, 19811. In order to do this a distinction is made between modular language abilities, non-modular language abilities (i.e. language abilities outside the language module in question) and non-linguistic cognitive tasks… CONTINUE READING
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