First Language Acquisition

Give divergent views to account for the acquisition of first language in humans, providing the basis for the Nature-Nurture debate.

Consider and debate why Chomsky’s view is a more viable explanation for human language acquisition than Skinner’s.

Discuss the key features of both Chomsky’s and Skinner’s theories in light of the Nature-Nurture debate and the Poverty of Stimulus argument in Language Acquisition.

Illustrate why Skinner’s views falls short in comparison with Chomsky’s.

Provide definitions of the concepts as necessary and situate the essay within the context and implications of the Poverty of Stimulus argument and the Nature-Nurture debate, both of which should be properly explained and discussed.








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