International Journal of New Developments in Education, 2022, 4(14); doi: 10.25236/IJNDE.2022.041420.
Department of Foreign Languages, Guangdong Vocational Institute of Public Administration, Guangzhou, China
This paper is based on a review of the article the myth of language universals: Language diversity and its importance for cognitive science. The reason for choosing this article is that it is an unprecedented and powerful refutation to the Universal Grammar (hereinafter referred to as UG) put forward by the influential leading figure in the field of linguistics- Chomsky. Once published, this article caused a sensation and attracted a lot of peer commentaries, with both praise and criticism. This article is no doubt a huge challenge to UG, but UG as one of the most influential linguistic theories, which dominates linguistic field for several decades, is not without merits. Therefore, this target paper will analyse and compare these two theories, and try to gain some insights to promote Second Language Acquisition (hereinafter referred to as SLA) based on the two theories.
Language Diversity, Universal Grammar (UG), Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
Chao Jiang. Some Thoughts on Universal Grammar and Language Diversity and Their Implications on SLA. International Journal of New Developments in Education (2022) Vol. 4, Issue 14: 106-110. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJNDE.2022.041420.
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