Educating Eve: the 'language instinct' debate

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Cassell, 1999 - Social Science - 184 pages
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This book examines the various arguments for instinctive knowledge, & finds that each one rests on false premises, or embodies a logical fallacy.

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User Review  - juglicerr - LibraryThing

I'd recommend this to anyone interested in the issue of whether or not language is instinctual. Sampson scores some hits against those believing that language is inborn. I admit that I'm a pushover ... Read full review

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User Review  - misterO - LibraryThing

I enjoy looking at both side of an argument; as an introductory linguistics course I am taking has highlighted this book as a good way of looking at the other side of the Chomskyan claims I swiftly ... Read full review

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Contents

The Original Arguments for a Language Instinct
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The Debate Renewed
65
Language Structure Turns Queens Evidence
107
Copyright

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