Innatist Theory

Innatist/Innate/Nativist/Rationalist/Mentalist Theory

1 Innatist/Innate/Nativist/Rationalist/Mentalist Theory Chomsky's work in linguistics has had major implications for psychology and its fundamental direction in the 20th century.

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Phonological Evidence

Phonological Evidence Paul de Lacy This chapter examines a well-known generative innatist theory of the phonological component and related modules.

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Modularity, Development and'Theory of Mind' BRIANJ. SCHOLL ...

Modularity, Development and'Theory of Mind' BRIANJ. SCHOLL AND ALAN M. LESLIE Abstract: Psychologists and philosophers have recently been exploring whether the mechanisms which underlie the acquisition of'theory of mind' (ToM) are best charac-terizedas cognitive modules or as developing theories.

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TSL 5142: Class 4 AGENDA

Innatist Theory (N. Chomsky) Innatist Theory (N. Chomsky) Chomsky: Humans are genetically "hard-wired"to learn Chomsky: Humans are genetically "hard-wired"to learn language (language acquisition device (LAD) — language language (language acquisition device (LAD) — language biologically determined ...

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Stochastic Relaxation and the Innatist Approach to Language ...

Stochastic Relaxation and the Innatist Approach to Language Acquisition Proponents ofinnatist theories often emphasize the intuition that learners need ... In Optimality Theory (OT), a set of Nconstraints lead toN! total ordering of constraints.

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Phrase Structure in a Computational Model of Child Language ...

197 Innatist Models: The Role of X-Bar Theory X-Bar Theory constrains acquisition in 'innatist' models by providing a small set of possible rule templates: "the problem for the learner is reduced essentially to figuring out what items may go in the slots on either side of the X." (Berwick & Weinberg 1984 ...

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SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION: FROMMAIN THEORIES TO COMPLEXITY1

Sociocultural theory The sociocultural theory (SCT), based on Vygotskian thoughts, claims that language learning is a socially mediated process. ... we can neither claim that learning is caused by environmental stimuli (thebehaviourist position) nor that it is genetically determined (the innatist ...

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Current Trends in the Development and Teaching ofthe Four ...

The three authors evaluate the environmentalist and innatist approaches and show how communicative intent is brought into the picture by advances in pragmatics such as Speech Act Theory or Politeness Theory.

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SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION: THE INTERFACE BETWEEN THEORY AND ...

SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION: THE INTERFACE BETWEEN THEORY AND PRACTICE Summary of findings of a project-based linguistics seminar held at the Department of English Studies of the University of Graz, Austria Oct 2002 - Jan 2003.

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Biology and the Social Sciences

Not quite so obvious is the relationship to Noarn Chomsky's innatist theory of language, and especially to the synthesis of innatist and evolutionary theories in Pinker's (1991, 1994) theory of the language "instinct."

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