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Please find a citation for: "This hypothesis supports linguistic nativism and was first proposed by Noam Chomsky." As far as I can tell the expression 'innateness hypothesis' was introduced by Hilary Putnam... in 1967. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 22:40, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
Chomsky was first to suggest it? Not according to Chomsky!
"In fact, it is not clear what thesis is being proposed by Putnam and others who reject what they call 'the innateness hypothesis'; I should add that though I am alleged to be one of the exponents of this hypothesis, perhaps even the arch-criminal, I have never defended it and have no idea what it is supposed to be. Whatever the truth may be about antibody formation, it is based on the innate resources of the body and its immune system, and the task of the scientists is to find out what these resources are. Exactly the same is true of concept formation and language acquisition." (p.66) NHitSoM — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:C7D:5BD8:0:4D77:3EE4:2678:C35A (talk) 12:18, 5 November 2016 (UTC)
Hello, a group of students from Linguistic & Multilingual Studies in NTU are editing this page. Please give us your kind feedback.
My students revised this page for a course (HG2052: Language, Technology and the Internet) and I am adding a couple of comments as part of the final review. Francis Bond (talk) 08:55, 15 November 2014 (UTC)
- overall the page is greatly improved, with well-cited additions
- the prose is a bit choppy and repetitive
- many small mis-wordings/spacings
- it would be good to merge identical references
- the page has captured the fact that there is still much disagreement about this
- so it is neutral
- it is also broad, stable and verifiable
- I think it fails a little to be well-written and illustrated