An innate language faculty needs neither modularity nor localization

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (4):631-632 (1996)
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Müller misconstrues autonomy to mean strict locality of brain function, something quite different from the functional autonomy that linguists claim. Similarly, he misperceives the interaction of learned and innate components hypothesized in current generative models. Evidence from sign languages, Creole languages, and neurological studies of rare forms of aphasia also argues against his conclusions.



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