Alguns argumentos contra o inatismo

Edoardo Lombardi Vallauri


Neste artigo as premissas fundamentais da visão inatista da capacidade lingüística humana são examinadas. Com base em diversos argumentos, o princípio da pobreza de estímulo é desafiado, assim como outros postulados da teoria que defende uma faculdade da linguagem específica. Argumentos que enfocam a plausibilidade de capacidades cognitivas gerais licenciarem o desenvolvimento lingüístico são apresentados.


Pobreza de estímulo; Dispositivo de aquisição da linguagem;Gramática universal.


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