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By Andrew Radford

ISBN-10: 0521516935

ISBN-13: 9780521516938

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Thus, language acquisition involves not only lexical learning but also some grammatical learning. Let’s take a closer look at the grammatical learning involved, and what it tells us about the language acquisition process. Clearly, grammatical learning is not going to involve learning those aspects of grammar which are determined by universal (hence innate) grammatical operations and principles. e. dimensions or aspects) of grammar which are subject to languageparticular variation (and hence vary from one language to another).

This double dissociation between linguistic and cognitive abilities lends additional plausibility to the claim that linguistic competence is the product of an autonomous Language Faculty. 5 Principles of Universal Grammar the properties that are specific to human language, that is, to the ‘faculty of language’ FL. ’ The biolinguistic perspective views FL as an ‘organ of the body,’ one of many subcomponents of an organism that interact in its normal life. (Chomsky 2005b, p. 1) However, Chomsky (2006, p.

The term complementiser dates back to Rosenbaum (1965, 1967) and Bresnan (1970). 3, see Smith (2004). Chomsky’s Minimalist Program is developed in Chomsky (1993, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2005a, 2005b, 2006). For discussion of Chomsky’s idea that language is a perfect system of optimal design, see Lappin, Levine and Johnson (2000a, 2000b, 2001), Holmberg (2000a), Piattelli-Palmarini (2000), Reuland (2000, 2001b), Roberts (2000, 2001a), Uriagereka (2000, 2001) and Freidin and Vergnaud (2001).

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