Noam Chomsky on Universal Grammar and the genetics of language

Posted: October 7, 2011 at 6:06 am



Excellent little insight into one of the founding pillars of modern linguistics and evolutionary and cognitive psychology. In countering BF Skinner's behaviourist dogma with his conception of the human faculty for language as a "mental organ", Chomsky started a revolution across both the social and biological sciences, the after-effects of which are still being felt well into the 21st century. The full talk can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com

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