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language acquisition device (Psycholinguistics)

Sylvia Chalker and Edmund Weiner

in The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

Published in print January 1998 | ISBN: 9780192800879
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191727672
language acquisition device (Psycholinguistics)

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

The theory—introduced by Chomsky in Aspects of

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Subjects: Language Reference

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