Pictures of Theories: Language Acquisition Device


Language Acquisition Device (LAD), Linguistics: 

First proposed by Noam Chomsky in the 1960s, the LAD concept is an instinctive mental capacity which enables an infant to acquire and produce language. It is a component of the nativist theory of language. This theory asserts that humans are born with the instinct or “innate facility” for acquiring language. (Wikipedia)



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