Knowledge and Learning in Natural Language

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It is a simple observation that children make mistakes when they learn a language. Yet, to the trained eye, these mistakes are far from random; in fact, they closely resemble perfectly grammatical utterances by adults--who speak other languages. This type of error analysis suggests a novel view of language learning: children are born with a fixed set of hypotheses about language--Chomsky's Universal Grammar--and these hypotheses compete to match the child's ambient language in a Darwinian fashion. The book presents evidence ...

Knowledge and Learning in Natural Language 2003, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199254156

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Knowledge and Learning in Natural Language 2003, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199254149

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