Reflection on Language and First Language Acquisition

Authors: Zhaozi Jiang

Affiliation: Lecturer of Linyi Normal University, China.
Affilication Email: zzjing2002@sina.com


Abstract: Acquisition of a language is, to Chomsky, learning in a peculiar sense. It is internal development in response to vital, but comparatively trivial, experience from outside, Language acquisition is more akin to growing than to learning, it is the maturing of the mind according to a present biological clock. Language is part of human inheritance, it is in our genes, a part of biology, í░university grammar is a part of the genotype specifying one aspect of the initial state of human mind and brainí▒.

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