2631 The Explosion of Language Acquisition

Sunday, February 20, 2011: 1:30 PM
207B (Washington Convention Center )
Jeffrey Lidz , University of Maryland, College Park, MD
in the third year of life a remarkable phase transition takes place in children, who have essentially the competence of an adult speaker by the end of that year, developing many "emergent properties" for which there is no evidence in the speech they are exposed to but reflect properties that are part of the linguistic genotype.
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