What about a (really) minimalist theory of language acquisition?

  title={What about a (really) minimalist theory of language acquisition?},
  author={Victor M. Longa and Guillermo Lorenzo},
Abstract The Minimalist Program introduced a new concept of language and added new content to the innateness position concerning our linguistic capacity. It also redefined the metatheoretical role of the theory of acquisition within generative grammar. This article explores at length all these issues and offers a critical survey of the disconcerting situation dominating today's relationship between syntacticians and acquisitionists. 

Three factors in the design and acquisition of language.

  • W. O'grady
  • Linguistics
    Wiley interdisciplinary reviews. Cognitive science
  • 2012
Of particular interest is the third of these factors, whose importance is now widely recognized, raising questions about its character, its role in shaping the language faculty, and its impact on the future of linguistic research.

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