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language acquisition device

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

A hypothetical mechanism, based on generative grammar, introduced in 1964 by the US linguist and philosopher (Avram) Noam Chomsky (born 1928) to explain how children acquire internalized...

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language acquisition device

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

A hypothetical mechanism, based on generative grammar, introduced in 1964 by the US linguist and philosopher (Avram) Noam Chomsky (born 1928) to explain how children acquire internalized...

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language acquisition device

Daniel Chandler and Rod Munday.

in A Dictionary of Media and Communication

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies. 27 words.

An innate predisposition in children to acquire the grammatical structure of their mother tongue. This was controversially hypothesized by Chomsky

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language acquisition device

Daniel Chandler and Rod Munday.

in A Dictionary of Media and Communication

P ublished online March 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies. 28 words.

An innate predisposition in children to acquire the grammatical structure of their mother tongue. This was controversially hypothesized by Noam

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language acquisition device n.

Andrew M. Colman.

in A Dictionary of Psychology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology. 104 words.

A hypothetical mechanism, based on generative grammar, introduced in 1964 by the US linguist and philosopher (Avram) Noam Chomsky

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language acquisition device n.

Andrew M. Colman.

in A Dictionary of Psychology

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology. 104 words.

A hypothetical mechanism, based on *generative grammar, introduced in 1964 by the US linguist and philosopher (Avram) Noam

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Language Acquisition Device

Edited by Tom McArthur.

in Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language

January 1998; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 182 words.

In linguistics, a genetic mechanism for the acquisition of language proposed by noam chomsky (Aspects of the Theory

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Language Acquisition Device

Edited by Tom McArthur, Jacqueline Lam-McArthur and Lise Fontaine.

in The Oxford Companion to the English Language

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 223 words.

In linguistics, a genetic mechanism for the acquisition of language proposed by noam chomsky (Aspects of the Theory of Syntax...

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language acquisition device (Psycholinguistics)

Sylvia Chalker and Edmund Weiner.

in The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

January 1998; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 99 words.

The innate capacity of the human mind to learn language. Abbreviated LAD.

The theory—introduced by Chomsky in Aspects of

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language acquisition device

Bas Aarts.

in The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 137 words.

(In *Generative Grammar (2).) The innate, highly abstract module of the mind that enables humans

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‘language acquisition’

P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 24 words.

Usually, if not qualified e.g. as ‘second language acquisition’, of the development of language in children. For ‘Language Acquisition Device’ ...

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LAD

P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 31 words.

For ‘Language Acquisition Device’: posited by Chomsky in the 1960s as a device effectively present in the minds of children

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LAD

P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 34 words.

Abbreviation for ‘Language Acquisition Device’: posited by *Chomsky in the 1960s as a device effectively present in the minds of children by which a ...

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Chomskyan

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

Of, relating to, or resembling the theory of language of the US linguist and philosopher (Avram) Noam Chomsky (born 1928). See anomalous sentence, competence (2), deep structure, generative...

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A History of Crosslinguistic Research on Language Acquisition

Clifton Pye.

in The Comparative Method of Language Acquisition Research

November 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Language Teaching and Learning. 6483 words.

This chapter discusses the history of crosslinguistic research on language acquisition as well as the limitations of the traditional concept of crosslinguistic research. It examines three...

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History of Second Language Acquisition

Denise Minor.

in On Being a Language Teacher

March 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 6706 words.

This chapter reviews research that has emerged since the 1960s, research that has led to the development of the most effective ways for teaching a second language. It focuses on the...

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What Can Formal or Computational Models Tell Us about How (Much) Language Shaped the Brain?

Briscoe Ted.

in Biological Foundations and Origin of Syntax

September 2009; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 6005 words.

This chapter considers arguments for and against language-specific learning bias or constraint on human languages within the framework of the debate over the role of innate constraints in...

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The Intentionality Model of Word Learning

Lois Bloom.

in Becoming a Word Learner

December 2000; p ublished online April 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Developmental Psychology. 14053 words.

This chapter discusses word learning in the context of the whole child. It states that Lois Bloom stresses how word learning forms a part of language development and how language emerges...

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Foreign language acquisition and melody singing

Carmen Foncesa Mora.

in ELT Journal

April 2000; p ublished online April 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Language Acquisition; Teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language; Language Learning (Specific Skills); Language Teaching Theory and Methods. 0 words.

This article considers the value of relating music and language in the EFL classroom. From an ontological point of view, sounds are the roots of both music and speech. Our ‘melodic...

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Phonology in Universal Grammar

Brett Miller, Neil Myler and Bert Vaux.

in The Oxford Handbook of Universal Grammar

December 2016; p ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Phonetics and Phonology; Cognitive Linguistics. 11960 words.

This chapter draws a distinction between Universal Grammar (the initial state of the computational system that underwrites the human capacity for language) and the Language Acquisition...

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Language Turned on Itself

Herman Cappelen and Ernest Lepore.

October 2007; p ublished online January 2008 .

Book. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 184 pages.

This book examines what happens when language becomes self-reflexive; when language is used to talk about language. Those who think, talk, and write about language are habitual users of...

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