Friday, April 24, 2015

A linguist as a parent writing about language inateness

While we're on the topic of language innateness (which is what much/most of the "war" is/was about),

Annabelle Lukin, a linguist at Macquarie University in Australia, just wrote a very good article on a site called "The Conversation" about language innateness and being a parent. You should tots go read it now. Not only does it contain videos of cute babies but also summaries of different schools of thought and implications of these philosophies on actual parenting. 

It also contains this cute and interesting video from Colwyn Trevarthen's research in the 70's.

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