Poll: Is language hard-wired into the human brain?

Is language hard-wired into the human brain?

Yes
No

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  • Votes: 495
  • Comments: 7
  • Added: September 2003

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Willbut

Maybe?
It hasn't been proved one way or the other yet.

Julia

I think the instruments to learn language are hard-wired into the brain but the language itself is acquired through interaction.

italianbrother

Id say for someone language, any language, is hardwired in the brain, and thus with just little practice it manages to learn it well. So as Julia said: the instruments to learn language are hard-wired into the brain some have it more developed and some less, but practice is the only way for those with the less developed one.

willbut

The idea is that universal grammar, not specific, is hard-wired.

Vidableek

Our ability to communicate, or get thoughts across for others to understand, is hard-wired. Language is not necessarily.

D J Wray

The human brain can *process* complex information but it can't *generate* complex information.
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rompey

In the sense of "innately (genetically) determined" language is hardwired into our genes, I believe

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