Nativist Theory of Language Acquisition?


The nativist theory of language acquisition is that language is innate and 'native' to humans from birth. This is advocated by Noam Chomsky. Behaviorist theory, however, states that babies learn language from imitating and practicing other humans.
Q&A Related to "Nativist Theory of Language Acquisition?"
Nativism essentially says that we have an innate predisposition to learn language. For instance, we have what Chomsky called a "language acquisition device" in our brains
The Behaviorist
Language acquisition according to behaviorists depends on human role models, imitation, rewards and practice. Behaviorist theory of language acquisition (Skinner) is one of four dominant
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