Evolution of language: it’s commonly assumed that languages all inevitably share the same roots. However, research is now indicating that this may not be the case. New research findings have highlighted a distinct lack of correlation with regard to grammatical features between language families, and very few within language family’s as well. Could it be that nurture has played a significantly greater part in the formation of language than what most have believed? Should the concept of a “language organ” be granted little more weight? And how long will it be before Dr Chomsky fires responses with all the fervor one can confidently expect?
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