Nature, Nurture And Universal Grammar

@article{Crain2001NatureNA,
  title={Nature, Nurture And Universal Grammar},
  author={Stephen Crain and Paul Pietroski},
  journal={Linguistics and Philosophy},
  year={2001},
  volume={24},
  pages={139-186}
}
In just a few years, children achieve a stable state of linguistic competence, making them effectively adults with respect to: understanding novel sentences, discerning relations of paraphrase and entailment, acceptability judgments, etc. One familiar account of the language acquisition process treats it as an induction problem of the sort that arises in any domain where the knowledge achieved is logically underdetermined by experience. This view highlights the ‘cues’ that are available in the… 

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