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Language Instinct' Debate : (Revised Edition).

Author: Geoffrey Sampson
Publisher: London : Continuum International Pub. Group, 2005.
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When it was first published in 1997, Geoffrey Sampson's Educating Eve was described as the definitive response to Steven Pinker's The Language Instinct and Noam Chomsky's nativism. In this revised and expanded new edition, Sampson revisits his original arguments in the light of fresh evidence that has emerged since the original publication. Since Chomsky revolutionized the study of language in the 1960s, it has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sampson, Geoffrey.
Language Instinct' Debate : (Revised Edition).
London : Continuum International Publishing Group, ©2005
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Sampson
ISBN: 9781441107640 1441107649
OCLC Number: 745866730
Description: 1 online resource (239 pages)

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When it was first published in 1997, Geoffrey Sampson's Educating Eve was described as the definitive response to Steven Pinker's The Language Instinct and Noam Chomsky's nativism. In this revised and expanded new edition, Sampson revisits his original arguments in the light of fresh evidence that has emerged since the original publication. Since Chomsky revolutionized the study of language in the 1960s, it has increasingly come to be accepted that language and other knowledge structures are hard-wired in our genes. According to this view, human beings are born with a rich structure of cogniti.

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