On Major Perspectives on Language Acquisition: Nativism, Connectionism, and Emergentism

Mohammad Khatib, Somayyeh Sabah


The phenomenon of language acquisition is a controversial issue within the field of language-related studies. Different approaches have been proposed to take account of this complicated matter. The present paper attempts at reviewing the current cognitive perspectives on language acquisition, i.e., Connectionism and Emergentism and exploring to what extent they are different from Nativism.


Nativism, Connectionism, Emergentism, and language acquisition

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