This Is Sparta: Five Things You Should Know if you are in your Silent Period


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Language Acquisition : The Critical Period Hypothesis


The critical period hypothesis was first proposed by Montreal neurologist Wilder Penfield and co-author Lamar Roberts in their 1959 book Speech and Brain Mechanisms, and was popularized by Eric Lenneberg in 1967 with Biological Foundations of Language. The critical period hypothesis is the subject of a long-standing debate in linguistics and language acquisition over the … Continue reading Language Acquisition : The Critical Period Hypothesis

Chomsky School of Language


The Chomskyan approach towards syntax, often termed generative grammar, studies grammar as a body of knowledge possessed by language users. Since the 1960s, Chomsky has maintained that much of this knowledge is innate, implying that children need only learn certain parochial features of their native languages