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|Title:||Recent evidence against the Language Bioprogram Hypothesis: The pivotal case of Hawai'i Creole||Contributor(s):||Siegel, Jeff (author)||Publication Date:||2007||DOI:||10.1075/sl.31.1.03sie||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/1602||Abstract:||Referring to recent sociohistorical and comparative linguistic research on Hawai'i Creole, this article critically examines the four main tenets of Derek Bickerton's Language Bioprogram Hypothesis: (1) that creoles were created in one generation with only a rudimentary pidgin as input for first language acquisition; (2) that children had to go beyond the input to come up with a fully fledged language; (3) that widely distributed creole languages are virtually identical in particular linguistic features; and (4) that these features did not come from creole speakers' ancestral languages. The article concludes that creole languages do not provide evidence for innate specific linguistic knowledge; however, they are theoretically interesting in what they can reveal about language acquisition with diverse input.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||Studies in Language, 31(1), p. 51-88||Publisher:||John Benjamins Publishing||Place of Publication:||Netherlands||ISSN:||0167-7373
|Field of Research (FOR):||200499 Linguistics not elsewhere classified||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 119
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