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|Steven Pinker||Psychologist and linguist Steven Pinker (b. 1954) authored The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language Read More|
|Derek Bickerton||English-born linguist Derek Bickerton (1926–2018) found that children exposed to a pidgin infuse complexity into the language, resulting in creole. A pidgin is a language used for communication between speakers of different languages for a specific purpose, often trade.|
|Paul Broca||Paul Broca (1824–80) was a French physician who studied the structure of the human skull and brain. Through dissecting the brain of an aphasic (impairment of the ability to comprehend words) patient, he determined that a specific area of the brain houses "the faculty for articulate language."|
|Noam Chomsky||Famous American linguist Noam Chomsky (b. 1928) revolutionized understanding of language with the theory that every human being is hardwired to acquire language.|
|Stephen Crain||American-born psycholinguist Stephen Crain, with colleague Mineharu Nakayama, studied children's use of grammatical rules.|
|Charles Darwin||Biologist Charles Darwin (1809–82) theorized that all species gradually evolved according to the process of natural selection.|
|Mr. Ford||An American coast guard radio operator, Mr. Ford suffered a stroke at age 39 that affected his ability to use grammar but not his other faculties.|
|Peter Gordon||Psycholinguist Peter Gordon found that rules for plural formation are present even in children who lack an awareness of such rules.|
|Mineharu Nakayama||Japanese-born linguist Mineharu Nakayama (b. 1958), with colleague Stephen Crain, studied children's use of grammatical rules.|
|Edward Sapir||German-born linguist Edward Sapir (1884–1939) studied Native American languages. He concluded that speakers of different languages have to attend to different things, depending on the structure of their language.|
|B.F. Skinner||Psychologist B.F. Skinner (1904–90) applied behaviorist principles of learning to explain language acquisition.|
|Benjamin Whorf||American linguist Benjamin Whorf (1897–1941) was a student of Edward Sapir. Whorf studied Native American languages and concluded that people think differently depending on the language they speak.|