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Mon Feb 04 2008

Disc: A Question on Language Acquisition

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Message 1: A Question on Language Acquisition
Date: 04-Jan-2008
From: Tony Deng <tonydengcshotmail.com>
Subject: A Question on Language Acquisition
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Why is it that behavioristic theories can account sufficiently well for the 
earliest utterances of the child, but not for utterances at the sentence
and discourse level? Do nativistic and functional approaches provide the
necessary tools for accounting for those later, more complex utterances?



Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition






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