Chomsky’s Innateness Hypothesis: Implications for Language Learning and Teaching

Kidwai, Ayesha (2013) Chomsky’s Innateness Hypothesis: Implications for Language Learning and Teaching. Language and Language Teaching, 2 (1). pp. 57-61. ISSN 2277-307X

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Noam Chomsky’s 1959 review of B. F. Skinner’s Verbal Behavior is widely acknowledged as having sounded the death knell of behaviorist approaches to human learning and knowledge, and as paving the way for the ‘cognitive revolution’ in the decades to follow. Over fifty years later, Chomsky’s remarks are not merely of historical significance, as they are still relevant to the contours that an enquiry into human cognition and behavior must have.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Kidwai, Ayesha
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Chomsky’s Innateness Hypothesis: Implications, Language, Learning and Teaching
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
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Note: Published twice a year in January and July, Language and Language Teaching (LLT) reaches out to language teachers, researchers and teacher educators on issues and practices relevant to language teaching. The primary focus of the publication is language pedagogy in elementary schools. LLT proposes to establish a dialogue between theory and practice so that practice contributes to theory as much as theory informs practice. The purpose is to make new ideas and insights from research on language and its pedagogy accessible to practitioners while at the same time inform theorists about the constraints of implementation of new ideas.
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