Presentation on theme: "AVRAM NOAM CHOMSKY. Linguistics itself is a discipline of cognitive psychology and strives to understand how language is learned and used by children."— Presentation transcript:
Linguistic theory the principles underlying the structure of language are biologically determined in the human mind and hence genetically transmitted Everybody has the same underlying linguistic structure
Syntactic Structures challenges structural linguistics and introduces transformational grammar.
Chomsky says that a formal grammar of a language can explain the ability of a hearer- speaker to produce and interpret an infinite number of utterances. Another important contribution
Universal grammar (lack of LAD ) LAD ( languaje acquisition device) UG (universal grammar)
the strongest evidence for the existence of Universal Grammar is simply the fact that children successfully acquire their native languages in so little time
The precise form of language must be acquired through exposure to a speech community. Words are definitely not inbron, but the capacity to acquire language and use it creatively seems to be inborn.