Publications by Year: 1996

1996

Pinker, S. (1996). Language Learnability and Language Development (1984/1996) (1–). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

"A fiercely reasoned, bently written landmark of psychological science."
—Roger Brown

This classic study is still the only comprehensive theory of child language acquisition—one that begins with the infant, proceeds step by step according to explicit learning algorithms, mirrors children's development, and ends up with adult grammatical competence. Now reprinted with new commentary by the author that updates of every section, Language Learnability and Language Development continues to be an indispensible resource in developmental psycholinguistics.

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