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

Is language hard-wired into the human brain?

Yes
No

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  • Votes: 510
  • 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

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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