Unformatted text preview: In what sense do the acquisitional stages and their timing provide and argument for the innateness hypothesis? The acquisitional stages and their timing provide and argument for the innateness hypothesis because the ability to learn and use language reflects an essential feature of human design. The critical period is a period to allow a bit more flexibility, saying that acquisition is easier during this time period. Therefore, a child who does not learn a language before their critical period will never master language at all....
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- Spring '08
- Innateness Hypothesis, Andrea Kam, nativist hypothesis