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UiL-OTS Colloquium

Agenda

17 September 2015
1442849400 - 1442854800
Drift 21, Sweelinckzaal

Virginia Valian

What children know about language: Arguments for and against innateness

Hunter College & CUNY Graduate Center

In this talk I claim that most arguments concerning the innateness of syntax – whether for it or against it – are not good arguments.  After I review those arguments, I propose what I think is a good argument and present two case studies of the speech of two- and three-year-olds that illustrate the argument.