Socio-perceptual bases for the emergence of language: an alternative to innatist approaches.

@article{Zukow1990SocioperceptualBF,
  title={Socio-perceptual bases for the emergence of language: an alternative to innatist approaches.},
  author={P G Zukow},
  journal={Developmental psychobiology},
  year={1990},
  volume={23 7},
  pages={705-26}
}
  • P G Zukow
  • Published 1990 in Developmental psychobiology
Recent challenges from a variety of fields suggest a re-examination of the nativist position and its implications for child language and communication research and theory. Basic assumptions crucial to the innatist position influence researchers to ignore the source of input, its characteristics, and its impact on language development. In contrast, from a socio-perceptual/ecological position, the linchpin of the emergence of language is the dynamic structure of the social-interactive environment… CONTINUE READING