ERIC Number: EJ613090
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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The Baby, the Bathwater, and the "Language Instinct" Debate.
Cowley, Stephen J.
Language Sciences, v23 n1 p69-91 Jan 2001
Reviewing the language instinct debate, this article identifies generativist views with the baby's proverbial bathwater. Suggests that instead of analyzing language into form-based units, it should be treated as an aspect of social life deriving from a capacity to contextualize experience. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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