Press the right key for the next slide (or swipe left)
Press the left key to go backwards (or swipe right)
Press n to toggle whether notes are shown (no equivalent if you don't have a keyboard)
Press m or double tap to see a menu of slides
core knowledge of
core knowledge of syntax is innate (?)
the red ball
‘I’ll play with this red ball and you can play with that one.’
Lidz et al (2003)
|Look, a yellow bottle!||control: What do you see now?
test: Do you see another one?
|[yellow bottle]||[yellow bottle]||[blue bottle]|
From 18 months of age or earlier, infants represent the syntax of noun phrases in much the way adults do.
But are these representations innate?
‘All understanding of the speech of another involves radical interpretation’
Davidson 1973, p. 125
Poverty of stimulus argument
compare Pullum & Scholz 2002, p. 18
‘the APS [argument from the poverty of stimulus] still awaits even a single good supporting example’
Pullum & Scholz 2002, p. 47
What is innate in humans?