Chomsky’s Implicit Assumption

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Title
Chomsky’s Implicit Assumption
Author
氏名 ARAKI Naoki
ヨミ アラキ ナオキ
別名 荒木 直樹
Subject
Universal Grammar
extra-linguistic factors
meaning
Abstract

Noam Chomsky insists that we are born with Universal Grammar and acquire a language after
its parameters are set, depending on the language spoken around us. When he explains his theory of
language, he always says that children understand meanings of sentences without considering extralinguistic
factors. If children comprehend meanings of sentences only with words, his insistence
will be plausible. But if children understand meanings of sentences using extra-linguistic factors,
his claim will be dubious. In this paper, we shall examine and consider whether children interpret
sentences without taking into account any other factors than words.

Journal Title
広島工業大学紀要. 研究編
Volume
54
Spage
1
Epage
8
Published Date
2020-02
Publisher
広島工業大学
ISSN
1346-9975
NCID
AA11599110
Language
eng
NIIType
Departmental Bulletin Paper
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出版社版
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