Autistic Songs

Alan Griswold

 

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Language Acquisition

Noam Chomsky argued that the speed at which young children acquire language—which is indeed impressive—supports the idea that language must be an instinct in humans. But Chomsky failed to appreciate the speed at which the species itself acquired language—even more impressive, and a fatal blow to any talk about language instincts.

What most children have an instinct for is to do what other humans do.


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