GregWeb at GregWeb at
Wed Feb 3 03:53:11 UTC 1999

I found this post very interesting as I recently read The Language Instinct by
Steven Pinker.   Chomsky apparently cannot explain how a universal grammar
template would come to exist in the brain although it makes sense that it
does.   Pinker makes a rather convincing argument for its evolution and
existence, and he does not posit the existence of a grammar gene.   Neither
does he imply that humans suddenly began speaking with lots of vowels,
consonants and vocabulary roots.

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