An Instinct for Language An Instinct for Language
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 2) Two basic facts show us how language ability is instinctive. These ideas come from one of the most famous... An Instinct for Language

ReadOasis Step 2
(Part 2)

Two basic facts show us how language ability is instinctive. These ideas come from one of the most famous language researchers of all time, Noam Chomsky. Chomsky says, first, there is no limit to the creative power of language. Second, children develop this amazing power without study, and especially without enough input.

Let’s look at these ideas in more detail. First, language has unlimited creative power. Look at a regular native speaker. She speaks many sentences ...

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