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Linguistics

An Interdisciplinary Journal of the Language Sciences

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Volume 46, Issue 3

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What about a (really) minimalist theory of language acquisition?

Víctor M. Longa / Guillermo Lorenzo
Published Online: 2008-05-13 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/LING.2008.018

Abstract

The Minimalist Program introduced a new concept of language and added new content to the innateness position concerning our linguistic capacity. It also redefined the metatheoretical role of the theory of acquisition within generative grammar. This article explores at length all these issues and offers a critical survey of the disconcerting situation dominating today's relationship between syntacticians and acquisitionists.

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Víctor M. Longa, University of Santiago de Compostela, Praza Isabel A Católica, 36204 Vigo (SPAIN). E-mail:


Received: 2005-03-01

Revised: 2005-07-08

Published Online: 2008-05-13

Published in Print: 2008-05-01


Citation Information: Linguistics, Volume 46, Issue 3, Pages 541–570, ISSN (Online) 1613-396X, ISSN (Print) 0024-3949, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/LING.2008.018.

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