ERIC Number: EJ730255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
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Reaffirming the Poverty of the Stimulus Argument: A Reply to the Replies
Lidz, Jeffrey; Waxman, Sandra
Cognition, v93 n2 p157-165 Sep 2004
Lidz, Waxman, and Freedman [Lidz, J., Waxman, S., & Freedman, J. (2003). What infants know about syntax but couldn't have learned: Evidence for syntactic structure at 18-months. "Cognition," 89, B65-B73.] argue that acquisition of the syntactic and semantic properties of anaphoric one in English relies on innate knowledge within the learner. Several commentaries have now been published questioning this finding. We defend the original finding by identifying both empirical and logical flaws in the critiques.
Descriptors: Syntax, Semantics, Stimuli, Infants, Cognitive Processes, English, Language Acquisition, Phrase Structure, Structural Linguistics, Form Classes (Languages), Nouns
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